26 aprile 2013



E' in corso in questi giorni e prosegue fino a fine mese il primo giro nazionale di concerti organizzati da Mopomoso, associazione devota alle musiche di improvvisazione, fondata oltre vent'anni fa da John Russell e Chris Burn e promotrice di iniziative e regolari appuntamenti a Londra, quasi sempre presso il club Vortex. Al nucleo centrale di musicisti coinvolti in tutte le date del tour altri se ne aggiungono di volta in volta, così da creare per ogni sera un programma diverso: con Russell - che prima dei concerti cura anche seminari e laboratori pomeridiani - ci sono Evan Parker, John Edwards, Alison Blunt, Benedict Taylor, David Leahy, Pat Thomas, Alex Ward e Kay Grant, raggiunti localmente da Mike Hurley, Mick Beck, Matt Wand, Richard Harrison, Charlie Collins, Monty Oxymoron tra gli altri, e il 27 a Bristol anche da Keith Tippett.
Informazioni in http://www.mopomoso.com/touring

MOPOMOSO stands for MOdernismPOstMOdernism SO what? and was founded in 1991 by guitarist John Russell and pianist, trumpeter and composer Chris Burn to promote improvised music and its relationship to other forms of contemporary music making. Mopomoso has since then presented hundreds of concerts, special events and workshops.
The tour aims to both showcase the work of Mopomoso to a wider audience, and promote the ideas and artists in each city. A series of sets from some of Mopomoso's core players will be complemented with improvisers from each city. With a firm focus on free improvisation, musical references could range from jazz, rock, folk, classical, electronic, world and computer-generated music, representing the broad brush stroke spirit of inclusion embodied in the Mopomoso aesthetic.
About this tour, John Russell says: “In its monthly series, which takes place at The Vortex - ‘London’s listening jazz club’ - Mopomoso offers audiences the chance to hear some of the best music around, in an intimate and friendly setting. Programmed by myself, and now in its 21st year, this tour will recreate some of that ambience with a varied programme of contrasting approaches to free improvisation. By its very nature no two concerts will be the same and we can safely guarantee you won’t have heard anything like this before!”

http://www.mopomoso.com/touring
http://www.soundandmusic.org/projects/mopomoso-tour
http://www.youtube.com/mopomoso
http://soundcloud.com/soundandmusic/sets/mopomoso-on-tour-april-2013