The Half Moon
Join two critically acclaimed, award-winning chamber groups for an evening of genre-spanning music reaching to the far corners of the globe. The iyatraQuartet and syzygy are committed to creating innovative performances of music both new and old.
Described as ‘one of the most exciting new music groups around at the moment’, iyatraQuartet are multi-instrumentalists who work collaboratively to create original, boundary-bending and joyful music. The London-based Quartet have enjoyed recent performances at WOMAD, Cambridge Big Weekend and London International Arts Festival as well as multidisciplinary projects with contemporary dance and live poetry.
The saxophone collective syzygy have performed across the UK: Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Park Lane Series, Proud in Camden and more. Their debut recording, Songs For the Coming Day was highly recommended by the Times and reviewed by composer and saxophonist Andy Scott as: “Speaking as someone who has performed in a saxophone quartet for thirty years, I would urge you to buy this recording as the Syzygy Quartet transport us to a dark, beautiful and spiritual musical world, it’s as if we’re riding on the wings of angels!'
This concert will feature music from iyatra’s debut album, This World Alone, and syzygy will perform solo, duo and trio works including the world premiere of Ta Hiera by Paul Evernden.
Programme also includes:
Nikola Resanovic - alt. music. ballistic (London premiere)
Stockhausen - Boys's Duet
Anna Clyne - Choke
Paul Evernden - Ta Hiera (world premiere)
Marc Mellits - Black
The event, Alt-classical - World Music, will take place at The Half Moon, and it will feature: iyatraQuartet, and syzygydetails
‘Full of atmosphere! Oysland’s music takes you straight to the main stage, where you can become part of the celebration of music and life.’ (Central and Eastern European London Review)
Top-notch contemporary Klezmer! Seven-piece band, Oysland, embody the new generation of Yiddish roots music, serving up an exuberant and soulful cocktail of wedding songs and lamenting lullabies. They swoop through centuries of traditional pieces gleaned with panache from Eastern Europe, with wider influences from the Balkans whilst preserving all the original ingredients.
The event, Greenhouse Klezmer, will take place at Community Greenhouses, and it will feature: Oysland Banddetails
Off The Cuff
Programme for 12th
6pm Doors open
6.30-7.45 London Gypsy Orchestra
8.30-9.30 The Trans-Siberian March Band
10-11pm The Trans-Siberian March Band
The Trans-Siberian March Band
Balkan brass party-starters the Trans-Siberian March Band are a colourful explosion of flamboyant, high-octane performances and musical miscellany - a fearsome blend of brass, reeds, percussion, guitar and vocals. We play riotous Balkan, Gypsy and Turkish tunes, up-tempo Russian drinking songs and even upper-tempo Klezmer, with a hint of hiphop and Latin for good measure.website of The Trans-Siberian March Band
London Gypsy Orchestra
The LGO performs rousing arrangements of traditional music from Eastern Europe and the Balkans. This colourful ensemble of 20 enthusiastic musicians from all cultures and backgrounds, aims to inspire and educate the community in the magic of Gypsy music and culture.website of London Gypsy Orchestra
A Jazz Umbrella Event
Jazz Umbrella is a musician led organisation dedicated to the performance of live jazz and world music. It has supported jazz, world music and improvised music education since 1991.website of A Jazz Umbrella Event
The event, Balkan Dance Party, will take place at Off The Cuff, and it will feature: The Transiberian March Band, with the London Gypsy Orchestradetails
The Half Moon
A programme of Music Hall, Ballads, Calypso and more, featuring:
Accomplished performer of Music Hall and other London songs.
Abe is an inspiring performer and writer who was recently 'Poet in Residence' at London Transport Museum.
City Ramblers Revival
City Ramblers Revival (Simon Prager - guitar & vocals; and Hylda Sims - guitar, vocals) play Skiffle, Blues, original songs and more. Tonight they perform London-based Music Hall, Evergreens and original material.website of City Ramblers Revival
Irish folkpoet and entertainer, resident performer at the 'Musical Traditions Club.' 'A genius with words!' (Irish Times)website of Racker Donnelly
The event, Maybe It's Because - Songs of London, will take place at The Half Moon, and it will feature: The Broadsheet King, City Ramblers Revival, and Abe Gibson.details
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