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334: Hi, How Have You Been? with Run Logan Run, WSR Redux, Charlotte Keeffe with Matthew Bourne
11 September @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hi, How Have You Been? with Run Logan Run, WSR Redux, Charlotte Keeffe with Matthew Bourne
11 September 2021 at St John on Bethnal Green, midday to 2pm
Pay-What-You-Can entry (we suggest £10 adult, children free) on the door, subject to availability/capacity.
[NEW for 2021] Where possible, we recommend you reserve your ticket in advance and we appreciate you supporting the series this Autumn in these uncertain times.
We begin in Autumn with the shifting of the seasons, taking a tentative step together towards a new sense of home. We bring with us the soul-deep melodies and motifs of Run Logan Run (‘haunting, visceral and free’ – Jazzwise). Andrew Plummer’s WSR Redux combines songs from the dark side of life and love (“an edgy mix of Wagnerian menace and Tom Waits husk”). The church will ring, resonate and rasp with the free improvised melodies of trumpeter Charlotte Keeffe. One of our favourite musicians and music explorers, pianist and composer Matthew Bourne, will join in the conversations with the performers this afternoon. He is a friendly, welcoming performer and presence. Welcome back!
Run Logan Run (special acoustic set) are an alchemical fusion of surging, polyrhythmic alt-breakbeats and screaming guttural saxophone. Propelled by the kinetic ferocity of Matt Brown’s drums and guided by soul deep melodies, motifs and cries unfurled from Andrew Neil Hayes’ tenor, the music that emerges is fiercely committed, questing and risk-taking. www.runloganrun.com/
WSR Redux was developed to present Andrew Plummer’s music written for experimental jazz and avant-rock bands: World Sanguine Report and Snack Family in an immediate and intimate way. Plummer (vocals & electric guitar) and Will Glaser (drums) have performed together with Snack Family since 2018. In often stark arrangement, WSR Redux is a stripping back to the bones as the duo journey through songs from a dark side of life and love. facebook.com/worldsanguinereport/
Charlotte Keeffe’s unique approach and passion for jazz, experimental and freely improvised music sees her performing regularly as a soloist and as part of a variety of different ensembles, including her own Quartet. Charlotte Keeffe(‘s) Quartet. Right Here, Right Now is Charlotte’s Discus Music (June 2021) release, featuring her improvised works for solo, duo, quartet and large ensemble. www.charlottekeeffe.com/
‘…Charlotte Keeffe’s blood-red, rasping flugelhorn and trumpet blew breathy cadences and messages as if her lungs were burning with an electricity all of her own.’– Chris Searle, MORNING STAR
Very much in demand as a collaborator and co-conspirator, Matthew Bourne has his fingerprints on a huge number of projects, having worked with artists as diverse as John Zorn, Annette Peacock, Nils Frahm, Nostalgia 77, Broadway Project, and Amon Tobin.
In the last year, Bourne set up studio in his rural West Yorkshire home in order to capture the spontaneous moments of inspiration his concerts have become famed for. With an arsenal of vintage synthesisers, tape delays and a creaky harmonium alongside his trusty piano and cello, he is preparing for a period of intense and varied activity in his own name after many years of collaboration. www.matthewbourne.com
More about our series and long-term challenges – daylightmusic.co.uk/autumn2021
An event for all ages. As always with this series we endeavour to make our audience feel as safe, comfortable and welcome as we possibly can.