Peach #10 – Alabaster DePlume, Arun Ghosh, Semay Wu
Total Refreshment Centre, London
Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 at 7:00am - Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 at 11:00am
The monthly music development event made of actual love, combining styles, disciplines and communities around one moment and shared feeling is now on episode 10, with a line-up focused on depth –
The furious driven energy of this award winning clarinet maestro descends on us, solo, for Peach #10, bringing his fluidity, voice and vitality. An ethnic Indian Manchester-born jazz player, he’s also collaborated on punk and post-rock in China for PRS Foundation and the British Council. He might push or coax or stab – you never know which, but you’re always glad – it is a blessing to bring his work to this show, for you, and to anticipate the effect of his influence on the mix:
The cellist now making live electronics brings us “a slippery tentacle away from my research whilst in The Hague” (from a social media comment). An exceptional composer and instrumentalist trained at the RNCM, she was also part of Paddy Steer’s project Homelife. She'll belt out a fine tune or equally excel researching “notions within the fields of Gesture for the purposes of compositional techniques, developing a language of interactivity via sensors, instruments, projections and MaxMSP…” We are especially lucky to welcome the divining challenge of Semay’s approach, spirit and character, and involve them in the night we love.
He makes a new band here each month with fresh material, to bring people together, encourage communication and to obliterate complacence. A saxophonist with a unique tone and approach, he presents eastern-influenced musical passages, set against a sardonic and sincere vocal wit. The group of players, in-the-round, face one-another and adapt Alabaster’s compositions in response to his verbal and musical delivery.
His players this month include Arun Ghosh on clarinet, Daniel Inzani (Bristol's Bloom Collective) on piano / voice, and Alexander Blake-Pink on voice.
“Totally unique… Very, very brilliant indeed” – Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3
“The best artistic event I have ever experienced in my life” – Manchester Jazz Festival website
TOTAL REFRESHMENT CENTRE / RAIMUND WONG
Lexus Blondin co-curates and arranges the vibe at Peach with music and lights. Raimund Wong's poster designs are an integral part of the Peach series. The community at TRC demanded this event and are the only community that could make it possible.
Total Refreshment Centre , Unit 2a Foulden road , London