‘DEVIL’S BACKBONE’ CONCERT 14TH MARCH 2015 SOUTH OXFORD

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) plus: BEAM Bruno Guastalla, cello Martin Hackett, synthesiser and small instruments Paul Medley, clarinet and tenor sax Saturday 14 March 2015 at […]

OXFORD CONCERT ANDREAE/LASH/ULLÉN + MEDLEY/MCPHAIL/GUASTALLA

 St Columba’s United Reformed Church Alfred Street Off High Street 31st January at 7.30 £8/£6   ANDREAE/LASH/ULLÉN A new trio collaboration between these three international improvisers, part of their UK tour. http://www.lisaullen.com http://www.dominiclash.blogspot.co.uk http://www.samandreae.com Lisa Ullén is one of the most distinguished artists on the Northern European contemporary art-music scene. Born in Seoul, South Korea, […]

‘ M Y C E L I U M ‘ 2 DECEMBER OXFORD

Oxford Improvisers presents: M Y C E L I U M The December 2014 version of  Oxford Improvisers’ monthly gig  is a wondrously stringy, rosiny, woody, sonorous, resonant, unique event. I am delighted that all these musicians are able to come and play: Violin: Sylvia Hallett, Alison Blunt, Philipp Wachsmann, Eric Clarke, Malcolm Atkins Viola: […]

FROM A REHEARSAL WITH KESIA DECOTE: THREE SHORT PIECES BY WEBERN

Recording of Webern’s Drei Kleine Stücke, Opus 11, from a rehearsal with Kesia Decote before a concert on Wednesday 12th March at Sophie’s Barn in Chacombe near Banbury. With thanks to Martin Hackett for organizing the gig. The pieces date from 1914, so they are 100 years old. As an improvising musician, they are a […]

‘C O N T R A S T S’ GIG IN OXFORD 5TH APRIL 2014

AN EVENING OF MANY DELIGHTS: TWO FRENCH MELODEON STARS plus OXFORD BASED COMPANY ‘ M U E ‘ (DANCE/SOUND/LIGHT) Emmanuel Pariselle and Christian Maes are two first-class performers from the French traditional music scene. They play music from the folk traditions of Brittany and other regions of France, but do not shy away from many […]

READING OLD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

This is the text for a talk I gave at the Galpin Society Conference, Music Faculty, Oxford, on 26th July 2013 (edit in progress, click on the pictures for more detailed viewing) While it is evident that most objects bear the marks of their use, traces of their journey through time remaining as clues inscribed […]

BUILDING A VIOLIN: LECTURE ASHMOLEAN OXFORD

HEADLEY LECTURE THEATRE ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM   Sat 6 Jul, 11am–12pm In 2008, luthier, Bruno Guastalla turned his hand to photography and created a unique series of images which documents the process of making stringed instruments from start to finish. In this special lecture he will show his photographs and share his insights into the luthier’s […]