Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday 30th April: Golden Age of Steam @ the Vortex

A new monthly residency of the LOOP Collective at the Vortex, showcasing LOOP members, new ventures and associates of the collective.

Golden Age of Steam
Led by reeds player James Allsopp, the band builds on his association with drummer Tim Giles, co-leader of the award-winning quintet Fraud. The line-up is completed by keyboard virtuoso Kit Downes, winner of the BBC Jazz Award for Rising Star 2008.

Inspired by the anarchic playfulness of Ligeti’s music, the joyous thunder of Coltrane and Ayler and the twisted lyricism of Captain Beefheart, the music is sometimes labyrinthine, sometimes eerily sparse – incorporating seismic riffs, limping marches and intricately woven textures.

'An evening of no-nonsense, full-on music from some of the scene's freshest talents' (Chris Parker).

Plus support from
Philip Hochstrate
‘Fraud’ pianist plays a solo piano set of freely improvised music influenced by contemporary classical, free jazz and impressionistic music.