18 August 2019

Fête Quaqua 2019

Susanna Ferrar violin, Benedict Taylor viola, Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg voice, Kay Grant voice, Roland Ramanan trumpet

Masaharu Shoji sax, Sue Lynch sax, Alex Ward clarinet/guitar, Steve Beresford piano/electronics, Lee Boyd Allatson drums

Ken Ikeda electronics, Blanca Regina electronics, Pascal Marzan guitars, John Russell guitars, Harry Gilonis poetry/words


each concert

£8 / £6 concessions

Three concert pass

£20/£15 concessions

The basic idea behind all my Quaqua projects is very simple. It is to put groups together that recognise existing creative relationships alongside introducing musicians to each other for the first time. Every year I make a mini festival Fête Quaqua based on these principles. Over three days the participants work together in different combinations, every concert being different. Apart from choosing the participants, the various combinations and giving an indication as to how long each piece should last everything else is freely improvised. Uniquely free improvisation offers the opportunity for both musicians and audience to discover the music as it happens and for those who buy a three day pass a chance to experience the natural development that the event is designed to encourage - John Russell

Quaqua - (Latin) whithersoever/whatever… Quaquaversal – pointing in all directions.

Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Square, London, N16 8AZ
2pm, 18 August 2019
£8, £5