20 giugno 2014

Sono in vendita da oggi i biglietti per lo specialissimo concerto che la sera del 21 novembre 2014 vedrà riunirsi a Londra, nell'ambito dell'annuale London Jazz Festival, quattro leggendarie formazioni per ricordare Lindsay Cooper ed eseguirne le musiche: Henry Cow, Music For Films, News From Babel e Oh Moscow. Un evento a dir poco irripetibile. O quasi. Accadrà di nuovo la sera seguente, al Contemporary Music Festival di Huddersfield, nel West Yorkshire.

To celebrate the life and work of Lindsay Cooper (1951-2013), four legendary bands are coming together from points halfway across the earth to perform Lindsay’s music at the Barbican as part of EFG London Jazz Festival. The concert will feature Henry Cow (1968-1978, who said they’d never re-form), Lindsay Cooper’s Music for Films (1982-1986, which does what it says on the label), News From Babel (1984-1986, who never performed live), and Oh Moscow (1987-1993, assembled to play the song-cycle of the same name). The confirmed lineup features Alfred Harth, Anne-Marie Roelofs, Chris Cutler, Dagmar Krause, Fred Frith, John Greaves, Michel Berckmans, Phil Minton, Sally Potter, Tim Hodgkinson, Veryan Weston and Zeena Parkins.
Lindsay Cooper, in common with most film composers, was poly-stylistic and no respecter of musical convention; less commonly, she also understood performance dynamics and the chemistry of bands. The concert, produced by Serious, offer a unique and never-to-be-repeated opportunity to hear some extraordinary repertoire, as well as to catch these four exceptional and now legendary bands.