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Exploring the space between composed music and free improvisation.
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A dynamic ensemble / group / band we love to explore the space between composed contemporary music and free improvisation. We love to collaborate with emerging composers challenging them to devise pieces for us exploring the impromptu - something often new to them! 

EE gigs often feature our talented friends & guests from the improv community building a community of performers and curious listeners along our shared love to explore the exciting possibilities centred around improvisation. 

We plan to hold two gigs in April that will showcase what we are all about, and we are absolutely delighted to welcome avant-garde mezzo-soprano Loré Lixenberg as our featured guest along with returning friend improv giant Mark Sanders! With music from 6 composers plus small group free improvisations expect the unexpected. 

So we need your help to get these events are fully funded so that our wonderful musicians are fairly rewarded for their time and artistry. We are applying to the Arts Council for the bulk of our budget and they like applicants to make an effort to raise a percentage of the funds themselves, so please help us however you can in this cause.

Our two gigs will take place at Listen! in Cambridge a fantastic music series for open ears, and then our debut at the legendary Café OTO Dalston, London! The perfect intimate venues to present our programme which include Barry Guy’s hilarious and utterly bonkers ‘Come and Go’ for vocal trio, a second performance of Lola de la Mata’s delicate text score ‘MUTED’ recently featured on BBC Radio 3 Late Junction, as well as pieces from our own Seth Bennett and EE friend James B Wilson, plus new pieces by emerging composer Joanna Ward & EE leader Matt London, and of course pieces and improvisations featuring Loré and Mark.  

So we are asking very nicely for you to give whatever you feel like you can / would like, to help us make this happen. You can get something in return from the options (plus more to come), or just donate, you choose! We are super excited for these gigs - to perform new pieces, give second outings to pieces written for us… because they are centred around the impromptu each performance is never the same… and of course work with Loré. 

Thank you and lets all cross our fingers! 

Ensemble Entropy

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk for this project is the approval from the Arts Council England. We expect their decision to be made approximately around the same end date of this campaign and we will update you as soon as they contact us. In the case that ACE rejected our application, we would still organise both events at a slightly smaller scale with the funds that we'll have raised.

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    As much or as little as you want to donate, it does have an impact. If you simply want to support this project never minding getting something in return, we'll always be grateful for your kindness.

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    You'll get a special mention in our social media and your name published on our website.

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    The above and a funky hand drawn card by Matt from the ensemble delivered to your door or at one of the gigs.

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    amigo | score special

    All of the above plus a special handmade copy of Lola de la Mata's evocative text score MUTED featured on BBC Radio 3 Late Night Junction!

    "...concerned with the three dimensionality of the 'closed space', where a concept originates from my body, to reside within the minds and bodies of the performers where it is transposed into sound, to be in turn received through the bodies of the listeners.

    I have found myself aware of my female body as something more than just my own vessel. It is an architecture which can grow another, and this function takes place outside of my control.

    I immediately thought about the parallel of the unheard voice of the unborn, and the 'unheard' voices - dormant, in so many instruments.

    This open score addresses those sounds in spaces hidden and out of sight, by asking the performers to inhabit such spaces with their minds, and cry out (through their instrument) from isolation."

    In case you cannot attend the score will be sent to your door.

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    patron

    All of the above plus Matt will create a simple graphic open score for the ensemble to perform at one of the gigs dedicated to you! You will also get to keep the original hand drawn score. In case you cannot attend the score will be sent to your door. (except a copy of MUTED depending on its availability from score special pledge)

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