Fusebox's Dave Hatfield writes "A really busy month for Fusebox with our regular Friday night monthly gig at the Fox and Newt, our first film and music event in collaboration with Leeds International Film Festival, an exclusive UK appearance by a very special US duo and the ongoing process which will culminate in our first Fusebox Composers Orchestra performance in December".
15 Nov Roller Trio + Trio Riot
18 Nov Sean Noonan - ' a gambler's hand'
19 Nov Fusebox Composer's Orchestra Rehearsal
26 Nov Secret Keeper (pictured)
As always, we want to encourage as many of you as we can to come to all the gigs but also to get involved in the process and help spread the news via Facebook, e-mail, word of mouth and in any way you can. We're hoping wherever possible to attach e-flyers for each gig...please download them, take a look, forward them, put them on Facebook, print them...get involved!
This is a short summary. Fuller individual mailings with e-flyers for each gig next week
FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER ROLLER TRIO + TRIO RIOT
James Mainwaring – tenor sax, electronics, Luke Wynter - guitar, Luke Reddin-Williams - drums
Roller Trio, still in their early ‘20s, met whilst studying at Leeds College of Music. Luke W and Luke RW began jamming together before James (LRW’s ex-flat mate) joined in.They started playing and jamming together as a trio and it was immediately apparent that they had a special chemistry. Their music is a fresh, visceral stew of conventional and experimental sounds that features stonking riffs, thrashy noise, evocative songs and electronic soundscapes. Their invigorating mix of rock riffs, angular drums, electronic loops and James' powerful tone and use of circular breathing and multiphonics mark them out as a powerful new band in their own right – one with their own unique voice. They are 2011 winners of the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award administered by the Musicians Benevolent Fund, 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Prize and 2012 Mobo Award nominees.
Mette Rasmussen - alto sax, Sam Andreae - tenor sax, David Meier – drums
Trio Riot formed in Helsinki in 2009, since the they have performed across Europe including dates in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and
England. Stylistically, the band relate their sense of energy to the1980s British punk scene, their approach to sound is inspired by Ornette Coleman and other free jazz pioneers and in their compositional style the group draws inspiration from 20th century contemporary music. With pure performance energy they manage to pull these disparateinfluences together into a compact and hard hitting musical concept.
MONDAY 18 NOVEMBER 8.30 pm- SEAN NOONAN - A GAMBLER'S HAND
HYDE PARK PICTURE HOUSE, 73 BRUDENELL ROAD, LEEDS LS6 1JD
Sean Noonan - drum set, composer, storyteller
Adam Roszkowski, Maciej Afanasjew - violin
Magdalena Małecka viola
Jan Roszkowski cello
A live collision of music, film and storytelling featuring New York drummer Sean Noonan, previously seen in Leeds as a member of The Hub and in partnership with Matthew Bourne in Born to Brew.A Gambler’s Hand is a suite for string quartet and percussion combining downtown jazz/rock and improv and a mesmerising new film. The absurdist tale of Pavee, an Irish gambler who one day finds himself immured inside a wall, is vividly told by Noonan and also portrayed in a dreamlike film with the sound track from A Gambler’s Hand album. The film is produced in Poland by director and screenwriterMarta Kopec. Presented in partnership with Fusebox: wwwfuseboxleeds.org.uk www.leedsfilm.com
TUESDAY 19 NOVEMBER - FUSEBOX COMPOSERS' ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL
Please note that this rehearsal has been brought forward by one week in order to accommodate our very special extra gig.
Open to the public. Free admission but donations welcome
TUESDAY 26 NOVEMBER - SECRET KEEPER - EXCLUSIVE UK APPEARANCE
TO RESERVE TICKETS CONTACT: dchjazz AT aol.com (replace AT with @ and remove spaces)
Stephan Crump - bass, Mary Halvorson - guitar
An incredibly rare and exclusive opportunity for the Fusebox audience to enjoy a one-off UK appearance by this very special duo.
“A laboratory for two of the most inventive string players working today...luminous, hushed, reflective, whimsical, dramatic, gripping, edge-of-your-seat soundscapes imbued with architectural savvy...” –
Jim Macnie (Village Voice)
Guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson has been active in New York since 2002, following jazz studies at Wesleyan University and the New School.
Critics have called Ms. Halvorson “NYC’s least-predictable improviser” (Howard Mandel, City Arts), “the most forward-thinking guitarist working right now” (Lars Gotrich, NPR.org) and “one of today’s most formidable bandleaders” (Francis Davis, Village Voice).
Memphis-bred, Grammy-nominated bassist/composer Stephan Crump is a rising light on the New York music scene. As a longtime collaborator with adventurous jazz composers (since 1999 with Vijay Iyer) as well as guitar wizard Jim Campilongo and singer-songwriter Jen Chapin and as leader of his own Rosetta Trio, he has become known for the elegance and purposeful groove of his acoustic and electric bass playing, and for transforming hisinstrument into a speaking entity with magnetic pull on audiences.
See attached colour e-flyer
All events (except Sean Noonan: A Gambler's Hand) take place at the Fox and Newt.
Doors 8 pm Music starts 8.30 pm Admission £8/£6
Fox and Newt, 9 Burley Street, Leeds LS3 1LD (opposite Park Lane College )
Tel: 0113 245 4527
Fusebox wishes to acknowledge the support of Leeds Inspired, PRSF and Jazz Services