Improvisations and compositions by French and British Musicians

Alex Ward clarinet,
Emmanuel Cremer cello,
Lionel Garcin sax & Dom Lash bass
(as part of the UK tour of this quartet of eminent musicians)


Bruno Guastalla, cello
Martin Hackett, synthesiser and small instruments
Paul Medley, clarinet and tenor sax

Saturday 14 March 2015 at 7:30 pm

£8 £6

South Oxford Community Centre
Lake Street (off Abingdon Road) Oxford OX1 4RP
contact/booking Bruno 07532 187113

devil's backbone.landscape

Dominic and Emmanuel met while they were artists in residence at the OMI International Arts Centre New York in 2010. They have formed this new quartet by each inviting a close colleague who has not so far collaborated with the other group members.

Dominic Lash and Alex Ward have worked together since 2001 – in fact, Lash’s first ever concert of improvised music was in a trio with Ward and pianist Pat Thomas. Emmanuel Cremer and Lionel Garcin have been regular partners since 2003, mainly around the music of Barre Phillips in his Emir Ensemble. Apart from the existing threads of acquaintanceship that run through, the group there is a shared desire to reveal the natural connections to be found in a double strings, double reeds quartet. Four fine improvisers promising a music of passion and intelligence.

‘Beam’ is an Oxford based trio, the three of us are members of Oxford Improvisers.

Devil’s backbone is the name of the path which links Oxford to the small village of South Hinksey across the floodplain.

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