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Mopomoso Live Concert Series

Run entirely by volunteers, Mopomoso has as its aims and objectives the promoting of the understanding and enjoyment of freely improvised music in all its forms. We do this in a number of ways and we also play host to the UK’s longest running concert series dedicated to the music. Our next concerts are listed below. Do come and check the music out. Ideally free improvisation is a music to be enjoyed live. If you can’t make it there are plenty of videos from previous performances in our Past Concerts section. Just click on a date to bring them up. Have fun and thanks for dropping by.

First edition of Mopomoso Digital (live premiere) featuring Jörg Hufschmidt / ddavid / John Russell trio (Zoom hosted by (made for this edition), Sylvia Hallett solo with a track from her lockdown release ‘Tree Time’… , Catherine Sikora (sax) with a film by Eric Mingus (made for this edition) , Ash Cooke solo guitar (made for this edition) ,
The Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra with international guests (made for this edition) ,
Sothiac with guest Paul Jolly with their new release ‘Superluna’… and Ned Rothenberg / Paul G Smyth duo
Link camera by Yui Ting.
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Second edition of our new monthly webcast featuring free improvisation in all its many forms. Pre-show what not make yourself a refreshing cocktail from our virtual bar? This from Charlotte Keefe. The Purple Suited Mopomosomocktail Treat yourself to some black grape soda, pour it onto some ice into your favourite glass, add a splash of ginger ale and garnish it with a slice of lime and black grapes, if you prefer it with alcohol, add a dash of vodka and use a ginger liqueur instead. The programme Christophe Charles Table top guitar (Japan) An edition special.
Charlotte Keeffe solo and quartet (UK) With Shirley Smart (cello) Lauren Kinsella (voice) Emil Karlsen (percussion)
The Iron by Vrank (Germany) ‘Il Barone Rampante’ Karel Doing (film) and Paul Morris (The Gizmo) (UK)
Guitar/Violin duo (made especially for this edition) Pascal Marzan and Sue Ferrar (UK) http://pascalmarzan.blogspot.com
Oxford Improvisers Orchestra (UK) Made especially for this edition)
Ntshuks Bonga and Kay Grant (UK) Re-edited from a Mopomoso concert at The Vortex https://ntshuksbonga.com
In These Times (part one) Online improvisation with members of the improvisation course of Hubertus Dreyer (mixing and synthesiser) at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf.  Dennis Pientak (Double Bass) improvised based on my “Curtis revisited”, Yunfei Li added her voice, followed by Jean Hommel (double bass), Ekaterina Zhuravskaya (voice), Bo Kyung Kim (clarinet), Yi-Chuang Yang (trumpet) and Yue Ma (voice).  The recordings took place between April 21 and 27 and in Germany, Russia, China, Taiwan and Korea. The full version of part one can be found under…
Hexapod (in memory of Keith Tippett) Hard Edges – Chris Dowding (trumpet & flugelhorn) Dave Amis (trombone) Ben Higham (tuba & flugelhorn) Chris Dowding writes:- ‘Based in Norwich, which I guess is the main thing. Individually, we’ve played with various musicians. I play in the quartet Rude 2.0 with trombonist Annie Whitehead, trombonist Dave Amis played in several of Keith Tippett’s groups, including Centipede, and Ben Higham worked with drummer John Stevens. Actually, the piece I’ve sent has Ben and I on flugelhorns, and Dave on trombone, as you’ll hear. Amongst other activity, Ben and I co-run a jazz night called Camouflage in Norwich, and I also play in Ben’s brass octet The Brass Monkeys, which has recently performed at Pizza Express several times’. Improvisation Günter Christmann, John Russell, Elke Schipper trio (UK/Germany) Live set from London’s Arch 1 (re-edited for the programme)

John Russell free improvisation guitarist duos with Roger Turner (percussion), Pascal Marzan (guitar), Matthew Hutchinson (piano) and Reiko Yano (violin) at Mopomoso monthly free improv session at the Vortex in London.

John explains why he will be taking a break for a while

Phil Minton (voice) & John Russell (guitar) at the Mopomoso free improvisation afternoon event on Sunday 28th July 2019 at the Vortex, London.

Sound recording by Tim Fletcher.
Filming and editing by Kostas Chondros.

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