Trish Clowes Trio Live At Hampstead Arts Festival, St John's Downshire Hill, London, Saturday 21st November 2015, 7.30pm
Saxophonist, composer and former BBC New Generation Artist Trish Clowes presents a brand new musical project – a trio featuring guitarist Chris Montague (Troyka, Trish Clowes’ Tangent Quintet, Colin Towns) and pianist and organist Ross Stanley (Will Vinson, Dennis Rollins, Dylan Howe, Gareth Lockrane’s Grooveyard).
Without the ‘engine room’ of bass and drums, this ensemble explores texture, sound, melody, harmony and effects while maintaining a strong sense of rhythm and time. Space and silence begin to play a significant role. The interaction between the three musicians combines the intimacy of a chamber group with the thrill and excitement of a larger ensemble.Using some of Clowes’ existing compositions as a framework, the music is testament to the versatility of Clowes’ writing. Well known and acclaimed for her orchestral arrangements, Clowes now explores smaller scale arrangements with equal confidence, her gifts for melody, form, improvisation and leadership coming further in to the foreground. The band also perform compositions exclusive to this project.
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