Help us make some music happen!
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!
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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