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Trouble Tune: Bass Clef, Geiom, London Improvisers Orchestra | reviews, news & interviews

Trouble Tune: Bass Clef, Geiom, London Improvisers Orchestra

Trouble Tune: Bass Clef, Geiom, London Improvisers Orchestra

Electronic-improv collaborations deftly avoid pitfalls

Kamal Joory aka dubstep outsider GeiomBrian David Stevens http://driftingcamera.blogspot.com

There are occasional days when the Royal Festival Hall really feels like the people's palace it was always meant to be – and yesterday, with its free concert of live improvisation mixed with dubstep and electronica in the RFH bar, was absolutely one of them. Rave kids, pensioners, parents with babes in arms and some particularly energetic school-age children all proved that given the right context music the border between “challenging” music and entertainment is more porous than some might like to believe.

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Absolutely on the money Joe - this was an amazing event, props to the musicians and the organisers. I had to pinch myself at times: a Sunday afternoon on the South Bank and I'm listening to dubstep? Thought the Geiom set with the improvisers was the pick of the day, his spacious percussive style seemed to give them a bigger canvas on which to work, with phenomenal results. I've posted a load of photos from this event on the review over on my website.

We are organising an improvised Jazz & Electronica event on the 20th June 2010 as part of a 24 hour jazz jam session in Buckhurst Hill, North London. From Midnight to 2am there will be a session hosted by the saxophonist and electronica artist Johnty Wilks. This is a jazz & electronic "chill out" jam, and a jazz jam focusing on ambient jazz, and electronica jazz ballads. Musicians and djs are welcome to particpate ,(need to book before hand) although places are limited. Proceeds are going to a cancer charity. Stay all night if you want to! For more information see: www.myspace.com/johntywilks

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