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A close up of  trombone horn
13 October 2006
The Bridge

Symphony for Swimmers

David Dove Nmperign

During their time in Scotland for Instal 06 Dave Dove, Bhob Rainey and Greg Kelly did some improvisation workshops and performances in and around Glasgow.

INSTAL 06
Bhob Rainey, Jason Lescalleet & Greg Kelley backstage at INSTAL 06
13 October 2006
The Arches

Nmperign + Jason Lescalleet

Jason Lescalleet Nmperign

Music is full of refracted brass and wind tones, distorted tape loops, dead silent air and the occasional piercing shard of sound.

INSTAL 06
Bhob Rainey and Greg Kelly playing saxophone and trumpet
22 May 2005
The Sage Gateshead

Nmperign

Nmperign

Boston duo of saxophonist Bhob Rainey and trumpeter Greg Kelley approach their improvisations with a slew if extended techniques and pregnant silences.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 05
Eye Contact group on stage in pink light at INSTAL 06
15 October 2006
The Arches

Eye Contact

Eye Contact

Free Jazz group comprising Matt Lavelle, Matt Heyner (TEST, No-Neck Blues Band) and Ryan Sawyer (Tall Firs).

INSTAL 06
Peter Evans backstage at MLFC 07
11 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Peter Evans

Peter Evans

A sound of buzzing and flickering metallic drones, glottal stops and guttural growls, and also an explosiveness and purity of sound that reminds you as much of Bill Dixon as anyone else.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Octante & Margarita Garcia standing in a group smiling
13 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Octante

Alfredo Costa Monteiro Ferran Fages Margarida Garcia Ruth Barberán

Acoustic turntable, engines, trumpet and accordion joined by Bassist Magarida Garcia: build long-form quietly detailed pieces that clatter and rumble, that expand and contract with the tension and release of deeply held breath.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Wadada Leo Smith thanks the audience, hand on his heart, trumpet by his sideide
19 April 2013
Tramway

Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith

A performance bearing witness to a struggle built upon patience and collective action from the great multi-instrumentalist and member of the AACM.

Episode 4: Freedom is a Constant Struggle