17 March 2024

Viv Corringham & Maggie Nicols

Viv Corringham (voice) is a US based British vocalist and sound artist, who has been described as “a vital force in improvised music since the late 1970s” (Corey Mwamba, BBC Radio 3).

She has been cutting her own distinctive path ranging across free improvisation, Greek Rembetika, soundscapes and spontaneously created songs. Work includes concerts, soundwalks, workshops and installations. She is a certified teacher of Deep Listening, having studied with composer Pauline Oliveros, and holds an MA in Sonic Art from Middlesex University, London.

Maggie Nicols joined London’s legendary Spontaneous Music Ensemble in 1968 as a free improvisation vocalist.

She then became active running voice workshops with an involvement in local experimental theatre.

She later joined the group Centipede, led by Keith Tippets and in 1977, with musician/composer Lindsay Cooper, formed the remarkable Feminist Improvising Group.

Maggie and Viv recently performed together in a successful tour of Europe - 11 dates in 11 days.

Marilza Gouvea

Marilza comes from a musical family in Brazil, her father played classical guitar and her grandfather was a maestro and music teacher. From an early age she got involved with music: bossa nova and Brazilian popular music.

At an early age she got involved with music: bossa nova

and Brazilian popular music.

Becoming involved in improvised music after moving to Europe, she has worked with many exponents of its artists such as Adrian Northover, Jim Dvorak, Terry Day, Phil Minton and Marcio Mattos.

Maya-Leigh Rosenwasser & Sue Lynch

Maya-Leigh Rosenwasser (she/they) is a performer, improviser and composer and researcher specialising in performing and composing new works for piano (solo and chamber), live electronics and multi-disciplinary ensembles.

Notable performances, compositions and broadcasts include Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2023, BBC Radio 3’s Freeness: Circular Wanderings ‘Harbringers of Change’- Cafe Oto (One Orchestra New performance), Made at the Red House residency with Wild Plum Arts (PLASTIC BODIES), and residency and performance with experimental duo flxnflx at Kirkos Ensemble’s Unit 44.

Sue Lynch studied fine art at Coventry College of Art. She currently runs The Horse Improvised Music Club with Adam Bohman and Adrian Northover.

Performs with Adam Bohman, Eddie Prevost, Anna Homler, Richard Sanderson, Steve Noble, Crystabel Riley, Caroline Kraabel, Sharon Gal and N.O.Moore.

Recently performed as part of Tarek Atoui’s Reverse Collection at The Tate Modern and performs with the Psychedelic Afro Beat Sudanese band The Scorpios.

Formed, Paradise Yard in 2016-an electro accoustic ensemble, featuring women improvisers, performing at Iklectik, Cafe Oto and The ICA.In 2018, performed at 3 Klange Tag Music &Word Festival, Switzerland with Hildegard Kleeb, at Womad BBC Stage and, Tusk Festival and Guess Who Festival (Utrecht) with The Scorpios. Solo performance at Pied Nu Festival, Le Havre 2019.

Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Square, London, N16 8AZ
2pm, 17 March 2024
£12, £8