22 luglio 2013

Serata di improvvisazione in stile Company al Cafe Oto londinese per il lancio dell'edizione tascabile del libro di Ben Watson Derek Bailey and the Story of Free Improvisation, per Verso Books.

"This outstanding biography of the cult guitar player will likely cause you to abandon everything you thought you knew about jazz improvisation, post-punk and the avant-garde. Derek Bailey was at the top of his profession as a dance band and record-session guitarist when, in the early 1960s, he began playing an uncompromisingly abstract form of music. Today his anti-idiom of "free improvisation" has become a touchstone for post-punk noise experimentalists and esemplastic rebels, all those who disdain the celebrity-for-cash racket, everyone who doesn't think the game is finished when you gain a MacArthur "genius" grant or a gig at the South Bank."