PRS for Music Foundation funding!

Tangent and Emulsion III have been awarded funding from the PRS for Music Foundation

(individual award for Trish Clowes).

funding partner of Emulsion

This will support Tangent touring, the Emulsion III festival and two new commissions, one from

Trish for Tangent and ECM artists ‘Food’ (Iain Ballamy and Thomas Strønen), and one from

guitarist Chris Montague. Both works will be premiered at Emulsion III.

guitarist Chris Montague
        guitarist Chris Montague
Food
                                       Food

 

 

Mark Lockheart

mark lockheart

Mark Lockheart is a beautiful tenor player, always involved in highly creative projects, be they with Kenny Wheeler, Django Bates or his own fine ensembles. I have known Mark’s playing ever since I was a teenager, first getting into jazz and listening to Loose Tubes… Here I chat to him about all things musical…

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Hans Koller

hans koller

I first met Hans Koller when he came into the Royal Academy of Music to do a big band project with us (the students at the time). I immediately loved his music, the melodies and sounds he was finding in the big band setting, his approach and explanation of the music to us. I remember particularly enjoying an arrangement of ‘Marshmallow’ by Warne Marsh. This incredible, giving musician has quite a biography which you can read here. But just to pick out a few highlights: touring with the Mike Gibbs big band feat. Steve Swallow, Bill Frisell and Adam Nussbaum (which I remember being a very awesome gig); commissions for Birmingham Jazz and Freden International Music festival; writing for Steve Lacy, Evan Parker, Kenny Wheeler, Bob Brookmeyer, and the WDR big band…. The list goes on!

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Gail Macleod

Gail with the big bass at Truck 2011

Gail is a founding member of the recorder ensemble Consortium 5. Having met her many years ago through mutual friends (and study) our paths seem to cross more and more frequently. She has also just set up a new company with some other innovative types who say this of themselves:

“Soundcastle is a pioneering arts collective which creates original music by engaging first and foremost with the people and the place in which the music is to take place.  Our mission is to:

Explore exciting and inspiring approaches to music making

Promote music as an individual and collective voice

Make links within and between communities”

 

Let’s find out a bit more about this talented and motivated woman…

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Barry Douglas

barry

I first came across Barry Douglas through my husband who plays in his chamber orchestra, Camerata Ireland. Barry is one of the most incredible concert pianists out there with a biog that most of us could only dream of. He’s also a great socialite and banishes all the myths about soloists who can’t talk to us normal folk. What a guy.

So Barry, where can we start? Do you like garlic snails (being an inhabitant of Paris)?
No I’m not a great fan though I have tried them a few times. I like riz de veau which I thought I’d never like- but I like small portions.

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