Small But Perfectly Formed presents a night of improvised music with:
Clive Bell (shakuhachi)
Bechir Saade (ney)
Daichi Yoshikawa (electronics)
Paul Abbott (schee, computer)
David Papapostolou (cello)
Ute Kangiesser (cello)
St Mark's Church
London, EC1R 1XX
It's a lovely church. We chose this venue for it's unique acoustic.
There will be a wine stall.
2 minutes walk from Angel tube.
Bus: 30, 73, 205, 214, 394, 476
Clive Bell studied the shakuhachi (Japanese flute) in Tokyo, and the khene (Lao mouthorgan) in Laos and Thailand. Recently he has worked with Okeanos (contemporary music group), Jah Wobble, Karl Jenkins, Complicite Theatre, Sylvia Hallett, David Ross, dance music producer David Harrow, jazz pianist Taeko Kunishima, and the BBC Singers. He has composed music for theatre shows by Complicite, Kazuko Hohki, the Whalley Range All Stars and IOU Theatre, and for radio plays by Louise Oliver, Kazuko Hohki and Pomme Clayton. He writes for The Wire magazine. www.clivebell.co.uk
Bechir Saade is a wind instrument musician focusing mainly on the bass clarinet and the ney. He has studied the traditional Arabic repertoire as well as jazz styles. He is part of the Lebanese experimental music ensemble - Moukhtaber Ensemble which includes Sharif Sehnaoui, Christine Sehnaoui and Mazen Kerbaj. With them Bechir has played with David Stackenas, Jason Kahn, Gene Coleman. He recorded with Matt Davis, Rhodri Davies, Samantha Rebello and Clive Bell on the label Another Timbre. www.bechirsaade.com
David Papapostolou focuses on the use of abstract textures, silence and abrupt dynamics changes in order to create music that is both meditative and complex. He has released music on his own Adjacent imprint (as well as on Mattin's Desetxea netlabel (desetxo138).
Paul Abbott (www.paulabbott.net/), Daichi Yoshikawa and Ute Kangiesser display the dynamism of a new generation of improvisers. Gathered around the workshop of Eddie Prevost they have been involved in a wide diversity of projects (free improv, folk music, classical music, installations and collaborations with dancers or filmmakers). What brings coherance to these projects is the quality of their listening to the other and to their environment.