A contact Improv Dance Jam led by bassist and contact dancer David Leahy with Ged Barry, saxophones, Paloma Carrasco, cello, and Loz Speyer, trumpet. The jam is open to student, amateur or professional dancers.
I’m playing solo accompanying a contact Improv Dance Jam at the Bluecoat in Liverpool organised by LIC (Liverpool Improvisation Company). Anyone fancy having a look and a listen you’ll be most welcome.
Bluecoat Arts Centre
Liverpool L1 3BX
Performance space 2pm til 4pm
Join 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.
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
Quaker Meeting House
22 School Lane
LIverpool L1 3BT
Entrance £5. Concessions £3
The merry march of MIO continues! This time with a different venue for their monthly concerts, the impressive Quaker Meeting House. Don’t miss a special night of compositions, improvisations and conductions by Merseyside’s best creative musicians.
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.
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!