Friday 8th November 7.30 – 10pm
Notes & Sounds presents an evening of improvised music with two groups who feature instruments not usually associated with the European/North American free jazz/improvised music tradition.
John Ball – santoor / Mark Hanslip – tenor sax / John Jasnoch – 12 string guitar & ‘ud
Tenor saxophonist Mark Hanslip emerged from the Birmingham jazz scene to co-found London’s enterprising Loop Collective. He has also worked with Outhouse and Hans Koller, and become the go-to guy for the tricky art of playing free-fall improv with a melodic shape.
John Ball is currently working with the University of Sheffield as World Music Performer in Residence. John specialises in North Indian Classical Music, teaching and performing on tabla and santoor. His collaborations include work with Western Classical, West African, Jazz, Folk and Pop Musicians. He has worked with a diverse range of artists including Juldeh Camara (BBC World Music Award Winner), Jarvis Cocker and Richard Hawley.
John Jasnoch has been performing in the free jazz/improv arena since the late 70s. Originally a guitar player but now also utilising ‘ud, ukulele and banjo. He participated in Derek Bailey’s Company Week at the ICA in 1988 and has more recently been a regular member of Sonny Simmons’ UK quartet.
Eun-Jung Kim – komongo / Charlie Collins – percussion & percussion
Remarkable Korean musician Eun-Jung Kim collaborates with UK based experimentalist Charlie Collins to form a powerful acoustic duo. Utilizing traditional and contemporary instruments and techniques they create an improvised music uniquely informed by both non-Western and Western tradition. The komungo is the traditional Korean long-board zither, similar in appearance to, but quite distinct from, the better known Japanese koto. It is played with a variety of Traditional, Western and extended techniques, and Eun-Jung Kim is one of its finest exponents.
Charlie Collins has been at the core of creative music in Sheffield and the UK for more than 30 years. His free polyrhythmic drumming has driven the likes of Sonny Simmons, Ted Daniel and The Hunter Gracchus.