26 febbraio 2021


Dopo Beyond Jazz (2015) e Convergences, Divergences & Affinities (2017) è pronto un nuovo libro, il terzo, di Trevor Barre dedicato alla scena della musica improvvisata in Gran Bretagna, e stavolta tocca al London Musicians' Collective: "A switchback ride across the rugged terrain of the last quarter of the twentieth century’s cultural margins - and beyond - the latest instalment of Trevor Barre’s accounts of the seeds and growth of free improvisation in the UK, The London Musicians’ Collective spans a 30 + year period and tells the story of one of the most celebrated of all British organisations for the experimentally inclined. With many illustrations of LMC festivals, adverts, fliers, posters, etc, the book follows the twists and turns of this most polymorphic of collectives, interleaving these with contemporaneous societal, cultural and political strands. From its original objective of providing a communication system for London-based musicians from the free improv ‘scene’, the LMC eventually invited in a myriad of creative performers from across Europe, and, eventually, the world."