Monday 25 February 2013

Gig Preview: Cole Bennett Orchestra/Juxtavoices at Seven Arts

FUSEBOX Extra: Cole Bennett Orchestra + Juxtavoices


Seven Arts
31A Harrogate Rd
Chapel Allerton
0113 262 6777

Doors 8pm

Pianist and composer Laura Cole writes about her upcoming gig at Seven Arts on March 1st, alongside Martin Archer's Juxtavoices -

Juxtavoices is a 30 voice new music and performance poetry anti choir under the direction of composer Martin Archer and writer Alan Halsey. The Bennett-Cole Orchestra is an improvising big band run by bassist Seth Bennett and pianist Laura Cole. A Fusebox Special Event, in association with Fusebox.

Juxtavoices has been surprising, delighting, and occasionally alarming audiences since 2010. The repertoire mixes text based scores and instructions with improvised elements, which often allow the choir to determine the shape of the music as it progresses. Juxtavoices concerts are always a live spectacle, and this will be the group's first Leeds concert.

The Bennett-Cole Orchestra features some of the most exciting players on the Leeds scene today For this gig the big band will be joined by vibraphonist Corey Mwamba in a special one off collaboration. The Bennett-Cole Orchestra are: Seth Bennett, double bass; Heather Cordwell and Yvonna Magda, violins; Nick Williams, viola; Emma Coleman, cello; Ollie Dover, soprano sax; Richard Ormrod, alto sax/bass clarinet; Helen Baines, tenor sax/bass clarinet; Richard Scott, baritone sax; Kim Macari, trumpet; Chris Burge and Tom I'Anson, trombones; Paul Moore, tuba; Katie Patterson and John Arnesen, drums/percussion; Laura Cole, piano.

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