347: Guido Spannocchi, Brackenbury Bianco
5 November @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Guido Spannocchi Quartet, Brackenbury Bianco + plus Jessica Roch
[reacheduled] 05 November 2022 at St John’s Leytonstone, midday to 2pm | advance tickets
Outside of the Box: thinking, and playing, instruments and ambitions link the performers drawn from across the globe. Khabat Abas is a rule-breaker with a focus on cello, whose music draws on her own past and stories – a melding of sounds and memories.
Tony Bianco is an American jazz drummer and composer from New York City who has been described as a “true master of the drums” with his “musical creed – to be “loose and tense, free and strict”. Faith Brackenbury was born in Suffolk and is an improvising violinist/violist,vocalist and composer. Faith Brackenbury and Tony Bianco met in 2020 and immediately forged a strong creative relationship, releasing their first album ‘Rising Up’, (Discus) in 2021. Their exploration of Hildegard von Bingen’s fluent religious music together with their own improvisational strengths, creates a truly spiritual combination. Preview – video 1 | video 2
Joining the dots this week is composer, multi-instrumentalist, session musician and improviser Jessica Roch. Her compositions borrow from the worlds of electronic/experimental music and combine them with modern classical minimalism. The fusion of genres and manipulated instruments creates an ever-evolving, expressive soundscape. She will be playing an improvised set with looped violin and piano. Preview – video
Pay-What-You-Can entry (we suggest £10 adult, children free) on the door, subject to availability/capacity. 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.
Photo credits: Guido Spannochi by Kat Ciemega | Brackenbury Bianco by Brian Homer | Khabat Abasis by Akam Shex Hady