Preview: EMULSION III (Village Underground, 28th and 29th May)

Trish Clowes

Saxophonist/composer and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Trish Clowes writes about Emulsion III, taking place over two nights (May 28 and 29) at Village Undergound:

I am excited about Emulsion III. It’s been A LOT of work, but I just know it’s going to be worth it. These things bring out the best in everyone.

I can’t describe how thrilled I am to have FOOD (ECM artists Iain Ballamy and Thomas Strønen) playing at the festival. It’s been something I’ve been working towards for about 3 years – and now it’s happening. These guys are so far ahead in concept it’s just mind-blowing… AND they’re going to collaborate with us in the EMULSION SINFONIETTA.

Not only that, but we are performing a piece of Iain’s which was commissioned by BBC Radio 3 a few years back. I am incredibly proud to be providing Iain with a repeat performance – because for new music, this doesn’t necessarily happen very often. And my very good friend Freddie Gavita is going to be playing the solo trumpet part - this part was originally written for Arvé Henriksen…

Emulsion is all about experimenting, collaborating, putting different genres alongside each other. In addition to headline artists FOOD and core Emulsion groups Tangent and Ensemble Amorpha, we have:

- the fantastic vocal group Juice -  Juice on Soundcloud 

-  big beats band Strobes led by keyboardist Dan Nicholls - Strobes on Soundcloud

All the people involved this festival take joy in exploration… taking risks. You will hear contemporary classical music (Luciano Berio, Kaija Saariaho, Heinz Holliger, Ana Sokolovic, Anna Meredith…), collaborations (Emulsion commissions written by Trish Clowes, Luke Styles, Chris Montague, Calum Gourlay), contemporary jazz (preview of Trish’s 3rd album) and everything in between!

Trish Clowes' Tangent on Soundcloud 

Line ups

Ensemble Amorpha:
Lauren Weavers – oboe
Tom Lessels – clarinet
Louise McMonagle – cello
(& MD Luke Styles)

Trish Clowes – saxes
Chris Montague – guitar
Calum Gourlay – bass
James Maddren – drums

Dan Nicholls – keyboards
Chris Sharkey – guitar
Dave Smith - drums

Anna Snow – soprano (vox)
Sarah Dacey – soprano (vox)
Kerry Andrew – alto (vox)

Iain Ballamy – saxophones
Thomas Strønen - drums

Emulsion Sinfonietta:
Luke Styles - conductor
Iain Ballamy, Trish Clowes – saxophones
Chris Montague – guitar
Lauren Weavers – oboe
Freddie Gavita – trumpet
Tom Lessels – clarinets
Donald Grant – violin
Louise McMonagle – cello
Calum Gourlay – bass
James Maddren, Thomas Strønen – drums

So please come down and join the party… More info and links to tickets etc  

Supported by Arts Council England, the PRS for Music Foundation & the Jerwood Charitable Foudation.

1 comment:

  1. Listen out for highlights of the festival on Radio 3... Jazz on 3 on June 16th, and Hear and Now is due course also... And, friend of LondonJazzNews Matthew Wright gave us 5*s at the Arts Desk!