2+ New Sounds, New Moves. Contemporary Dance and Music concert at 17 Love Lane. 9/5. 7.30pm

IMG_0238Join us for an exciting evening of live sound and dance by international performers. Featuring Liisa Pentti, “one of the key visionaries of the Finnish dance scene” and Paul Pignon, a British Stockholm-based performer, composer and improviser. Performing as 2+ Paul and Liisa explore real-time composition and choreography. with body-worn wireless camera and video projection.
Plus some of the best of Liverpool’s seasoned improvisers; musicians, vocalists and dance artists: Ged Barry, Jo Blowers, Paula Hampson, Phil Hargreaves, Phil Morton, Mary Prestidge and Vicci Riley.
After the performance you can join the artists around the table for supper, a unique opportunity to share thoughts and ideas in an informal setting. Tickets £8/£5 performance £6 supper. Drinks and snacks available from the bar.
Doors open 7pm Performance starts 7.30pm.

17 Love Lane Liverpool, Merseyside L3 7DD United Kingdom.

Merseyside Improvisors Orchestra Concert under the direction of David Leahy and with special guests Paloma Carrasco and Loz Speyer. 27/5. 8pm


David Leahy, bass player, composer, improvisor and contact dancer, writes about the concept behind the concert, ‘Musicians in space’ is based on the argument that the formal separation and the static positioning of the audience and performer does little to support a musical process, such as free improvisation, that is supposedly built on the close inter-relationship of all the elements of a performance ecosystem.

The Spanish cellist Paloma Carrasco and trumpet player Loz Speyer will also be joining the orchestra for this special concert. Loz returning again after directing the orchestra for their successful Sun Ra celebration and, Paloma after playing solo and with the orchestra for the concert in July 2016.

27th May. 8pm

Entrance £5, Concession £3


24 Hope St


L1 9BX


Merseyside Improvisors Orchestra Concert. Open Circuit Festival. 29/3 : 7pm

The Merseyside Improvisers Orchestra, under the direction of Ged Barry, present a wide variety of compositions, improvisations, and everything in between. This program celebrates performer agency and collaborative authorship by showcasing open works of the twentieth century, contemporary compositions by local composers, and directed improvisation. Works included in the programe will be from Christian Wolff, George Lewis and Will Redman.


The Bureau Of Unexpected Musical Encounters. 21/3

Another chance to come and join the free improvisation jam in Liverpool!
The Bureau of Unexpected Musical Encounters is back again this month on Tuesday 21st March 7.30pm until 9pm. It’s upstairs at The Ship and Mitre, 133 Dale St, Liverpool L2 2JH. Musicians’ and others’ names who are attending go into a hat and are pulled out and organised into duos and trios, quartets. All musicians from any musical genres and instruments welcome. Also dancers, performance artists and poets will be greeted with open arms. Come and join the fun!