Improvisation Upcoming Performances
September 08
 
Playing with Walking Wounded at the Gypsy Arts Festival
6th and 7th September @Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent
Saturday 6th: We play 11am (!) - 11.45am and 1pm-1.45pm and Sunday 7th: two sets between 3pm and 5pm
 
Ensemble Progresivo (free improv and graphic scores)
Ricardo Tejero, Javier Carmona, Marcio Mattos, Adrian Northover and Alison Blunt
plus
Malcolm Bruce (guitar), Jim Lebaigue (drums) and Graham Painting (guitar)
9pm, 9th September @Jazz Rumours at Cross Kings, 126 York Way, London N1 0A
 
Screening of short: ‘ARAK NED: APEX OF ZOMBIES’ (by Bonnie Hart, Sally Goulding, Alison Blunt)
8.30pm (2nd out of 21 short films to be screened so best arrive early!)
11th September @Collisions Festival at Area 10 Project Space, Peckham, London, SE15 5JT
 
Bruce and Blunt improvise
16th September @Klinker at Maggie’s Bar, Stoke Newington, London, N16 0AP
 
BARREL
Ivor Kallin, Hannah Marshall and Alison Blunt
 
Malcolm Bruce and Alison Blunt participate in “1002 Nights” with music and storytelling
 (British Council guest artists)
30th September @Netherlands European Storytelling Marathon, Amsterdam (EUNIC event)
 
October 08
Rikki Jodelko and Alison Blunt (improvised songs with and without words)
Thursday 2nd October @Klinker at Cross Kings
 
London Improvisers Orchestra
5th October @Cafe Oto, Dalston, N1
 
Rikki Jodelko and Alison Blunt (improvise songs with and without words)
Tuesday 7th October @Jazz Rumours at Cross Kings 126 York Way, London N1 0AX
 
Ensemble Progresivo (graphic score improv ensemble) Ricardo Tejero, Javier Carmona, Marcio Mattos, Adrian Northover and Alison Blunt
19th October @Mopomoso, The Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Square, London N16 8JH
 
Late Noon Sun (Hope you enjoy the sound track!)
Ear Cinema Production and Installation at the Institute of Contemporary Arts
29th October - 1st November (check various showing times)
 
 
November 08
London Improvisers Orchestra
2nd November @Cafe Oto, 18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
 
Rikki Jodelko and Alison Blunt (improvise songs with and without words)
4th November @Klinker at Maggie’s Bar, Stoke Newington, London, N16 0AP
 
BARREL performing at LONDON NEW WIND FESTIVAL
7.30pm on Wednesday November 5th - New Improvised Music - 'Small Improvisation Groups/Soloists'
on H.M.S President (big boat on Thames), Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0HJ
BARREL: Ivor Kallin, Hannah Marshall and Alison Blunt (promise to blow on their instruments)
Ensemble Trip-Tik: Catherine Pluygers (Oboes) Adrian Northove (Saxes) Adam Bohman (Found Objects)
Jacques Foschia - Clarinet and Eugene Martynec - Laptop
Jeff Cloke - Reson8, Caroline Kraabel and Max Reed (dancer

Alison Blunt and Ivor Kallin (improvised, violin, violin/viola and voices)
11th November at 8pm at Camden People’s Theatre (near Warren Street tube)
 
Alison Blunt (improvised, solo voice, movement and violin)
12th November at 8pm at Camden People’s Theatre
 
Apocryphal Theatre present The Jesus Guy, Written/Directed:  Julia Lee Barclay
13th November at 8pm    at Camden People’s Theatre
Created and Performed by Bill Aitchison, Lukas Angelini, Lucy Avery, Zoë Bouras, Rachel Ellis, Birthe Jorgensen and Alison Blunt
Originally presented in 2006, Apocryphal bring The Jesus Guy back for one night only.
Seven performers create a show, improvising with written and improvised text, scores, ideas and visual materials accumulated during rehearsals and performance.
 
Alison Blunt and Ivor Kallin (violin, violin/ viola)
Saturday 15TH NOVEMBER @Tale of What! night at Lewisham Arthouse
140 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6PD
 
‘Bantu Blues’ - Jo N’Gala, Ansuman Biswas and Alison Blunt on Resonance 104.4FM
19th November, 6-7pm (you can listen on the internet too!)
 
BARREL (stringy trio: Alison, Ivor Kallin and Hannah Marshall) at the 2:13 Festival
8pm 29th November @2:13 Festival @Cafe Oto, 18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
£5.00 (or weekend pass for 28/29/30th £11.00)
LINK TO FESTIVAL PROGRAMME HERE
 
Alison plays in the RELAY GIG in 2:13 FESTIVAL
8.30pm 30th November, Cafe Oto, 18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
LINK TO FESTIVAL PROGRAMME HERE
 
 
December 08
London Improvisers Orchestra (10th anniversary gig)
8pm, 7th December in the Ballroom on HMS President (big boat on Thames), London EC4Y 0HJ. Between Temple and Blackfriars tube stations
 
Alison (solo improv with violin and voice)
7pm ish, Sunday 14th December @Magic Piano club night in Kings Cross area, London
The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street Kings Cross London WC1 8JF
FREE ENTRY!
 
Ensemble Progresivo (graphic scores and improv)
(Ricardo Tejero, Dominic Lash, Adrian Northover and Alison Blunt)
16th December @Klinker at Maggie’s Bar, Stoke Newington, London, N16 0AP
 
Alison with WALKING WOUNDED
20th December, The Gypsy Hotel Xmas Special at Bardon’s Boudoir, 36 Stoke Newington Rd, London N16
loads of acts, bands, burlesque, 9-2am, £6
 
Alison in BARREL (string trio) and hundreds of others perform at the MOPOMOSO XMAS SPECIAL
22nd December @ The Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Square, London N16 8JH
Doors open at 6.00pm and admission is £10 / £7 concessions
 
 
January 2009
 
Ensemble Progresivo (graphic score improv ensemble)
Ricardo Tejero, Javier Carmona, Marcio Mattos, Adrian Northover and Alison Blunt  VIEW MYSPACE PAGE
PLAY
13th, 8.30pm @Jazz Rumours, Cross Kings, 126 York Way, London N1 0AX
19th, 8.30pm @Boat-ting (on a big boat on the Thames) DETAILS HERE
29th @ Hurta Cordel Festival in Madrid, LINK FOR FURTHER DETAILS
 
 
 
February
1st, London Improvisers Orchestra
8.30pm @Cafe Oto, 18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
 
2nd, BARREL (Hannah Marshall, Ivor Kallin and Alison) at Bohman Brothers Concerts at the BAC
NB CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW!!
 
4th, BARREL (Hannah Marshall, Ivor Kallin and Alison) and Eugene Martynec perform together
9-10pm on Resonance 104.04FM (listen online, in iTunes!)
View BARREL pages
 
Sat 7th, guest fiddling with Walking Wounded (rock, ska, Gypsy, punk...you name it)
@The Hemingford Arms,  Hemingford Rd. Offord Rd, N1, 9-11pm FREE!
 
19th, Rikki Jodelko (guitar and voice) and Alison Blunt (violin and voice)
8.30pm -11pm @ ’Klinker Kings Cross’, Cross Kings, 126 York Way, N1 OAX
 
21st & 22nd, violinist accompanying ‘Hooray for Hollywood’
Presented by Puppet (R)Evolution
Performed by Tinka Slavicek, Raven Kaliana, Andy Jones, Clara Giraud, and Mel Scott
Puppet design by Raven Kaliana, Lighting design by Valentina Tamiolaki
8pm @Little Angel Theatre, 14 Dagmar Passage, London N1 2DN
Little Angel Theatre website eflyer HoorayforHollywood.jpg
A fractured tale set within the exploitative child pornography industry. The story is revealed in flashes and glimpses from a child’s vantage point, through tabletop puppetry and shadow puppetry.
Based on a true story, the child puppets expressively convey both the sense of entrapment and the potential to transcend these circumstances.
A post-show discussion with the woman who survived these experiences follows the 45 minute show, after a short interval.
£10 / £8 conc - Little Angel Theatre will donate £2 from every ticket to NSPCC to help end these crimes against children.
To book tickets: http://www.littleangeltheatre.com/lat/book or call 02072261787
 
27th, Alison performs songs (solo and in ensemble) in
‘Music of Pino Frumiento’ tribute acts, main stage
8pm Main stage @Beautiful Octopus Club (7-12 midnight), Albany Theatre, Deptford
 Further Info and MAP
 
Fri 13th, Sun 15th, Fri 20th and Saturday 28th, guest performer in run of
‘Besides, You Lose Your Soul Or The History Of Western Civilisation’
presented by Apocryphal Theatre @Camden People’s Theatre
8pm, Wed 11 Feb - Sun 1 Mar (no performances Mondays or Tuesdays, Wednesday’s are ‘pay what you can’ nights)
BESIDES, eflier.jpg
 
March
1st, London Improvisers Orchestra
8.30pm @Cafe Oto, 18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
 
Thursday 12th, 6pm @BFI Southbank (NFT3) - Alison with Hannah Marshall and Javier Carmona accompany ‘ALRAUNE’
in ‘Vamps, Vixens and Femmes Fatales’ (Sound and Silents) film festival
Produced by Birds Eye View and British Film Institute
Made in 1928 starring Brigitte Helm, a “Forgotten gem which mixes folk legend with a whiff of science fiction.”
SOLD OUT
 
18th, BARREL perform at Concert celebrating Female Artists’ Involvement in Improvised Music
NB 7.30 start @Cafe Oto, 18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
 
20th, Guest solo improvised performance (voice, movement and violin)
within this 1 performance in Fluxx production run: “Night, London - Adventures in a Splintered City”
7.30pm starts, 2nd -21st @Tristan Bates Theatre, London WC1
 
26th, with Ensemble Progresivo (graphic score improv ensemble)
Ricardo Tejero, Javier Carmona, Adrian Northover and Alison Blunt (sadly minus Marcio Mattos this gig)
8.30pm @Luna Lounge, Leyton
 
April
 
23rd, “Besides, You Lose Your Soul...” with Apocryphal Theatre
Guest Company performance at Rose Bruford College
 
25th, 2pm BARREL (Stringy Trio: Ivor Kallin, Hannah Marshall and Alison) perform at 176 Gallery
“An eclectic selection of live bands and musicians performs as an alternative to the Camden Crawl”
176 Prince of Wales Road, London NW5 3PT. Tel: +44(0)20 7428 8940
 
29th, Ensemble Progresivo (graphic score improvising quintet) Ricardo Tejero, Javier Carmona, Adrian Northover, Marcio Mattos and Alison Blunt
8pm @The Open House, 146 Springfield Road, Brighton, BN1 6BZ. Tel: (01273) 880 102 
 
May
3rd, 2pm (1st on!) Tony Marsh, Ray Warleigh, Hannah Marshall and Alison Blunt perform
in the ‘Small Ensembles’ afternoon @Freedom of the City Festival at Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
 
 
3rd, 4pm Playing with and conducting the London Improvisers Orchestra @Freedom of the City Festival
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
 
6th, ‘BLEU’ First performance, Colchester Arts Centre
Director Luke Dixon, Choreographer Jane Turner, Musician Alison Blunt
An event that is part re-creation, part stimulation and part live art event, inspired by the ground breaking Paris performances of Yves Klein in 1960 where naked bodies were daubed in paint and used to print impressions on canvas.
Klein’s Anthropométries of the Blue Epoch revolutionised painting and performance.
With giant sheets of paper, plenty of blue paint, live music and improvised choreography, this performance will see artists making images from the human body,
performers moving with those images, and an installation created as the audience looks on. For more information: luke@theatrenomad.com
 
21st, Rikki Jodleko (guitar and voice) and Alison Blunt (violin and voice) improvise
at Klinker Cross Kings www.klinkerzoundz.com
 
June
3rd, 8pm Alison at The Gathering Summer Performance Night @St Pancras Church
 
7th, 8.30pm London Improvisers Orchestra @Cafe Oto, 18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
 
20th, in the afternoon, performing with Jazztronics
@ Paradise Gardens Festival, Victoria Park, Hackney (Beautiful Octopus Club tent)
 
July
5th, London Improvisers Orchestra @Cafe Oto, 18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
 
18th, Anna Kaluza, Noel and another Noel perform @Epicenter
Leytonstone Festival
 
24th, Performing with Heart n Soul band
@Beautiful Octopus Club, The Albany, Deptford
 
 
August
2nd, London Improvisers Orchestra @Cafe Oto, 18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
 
 
September
14th, The London Improvisers Orchestra perform ‘DIRECTED and UNDIRECTED’
@KINGS PLACE
Further details: London Improvisers Orchestra myspace Kings Place link to the LIO gig
 
25th, Quartet perform at City University
Anna Kaluza’s MA recital (Anna, Dominic, Sam et moi)
 
 
October  09
4th, 8.30pm London Improvisers Orchestra @Cafe Oto, 18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
 
 perform ‘The Jesus Guy’ by Julia Lee Barclay
@Northampton University
 
18th, 8.30pm BARREL perform at Mopomoso
@Vortex Jazz Club
 
 
November
1st, 8.30pm London Improvisers Orchestra @Cafe Oto, 18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
 
4th, 8.30pm SOMEDECTET perform @Vortex Jazz Club
 
19th, 8.30pm BARREL and Veryan Weston in concert
St Leonards, Shoreditch Church, London E1 6JN
(at the junction where Kingsland Rd, Shoreditch High Street, Hackney Rd and Old St all meet)
 
21st, 6.30pm, Ocean Orchestra celebrate the anniversary of Turkish poet Nazim Hikmet
by performing specially written music of Ozan Toprak (Turkish composer living in Hackney) to accompany a poetry recital
 @Ocean, 270 Mare Street, Hackney, London, E8 1HE
Further information in English HERE         Flier in Turkish HERE
 
29th, 8.30pm London Improvisers Orchestra on HMS President
 
 
December
4th,  Film and Sound Thirsty Fish Festival
@Cafe Oto, 18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
1: Screening and performing solo with new short film “ALL IN ONE” co-created with documentary maker Georgina Aldana
2: Performing with Mandrake Trio for dance short film ‘The Rear Garden’
3 Performing with Thirsty Fish Ensemble for ‘Blacked Up’
 
7th, Playing with Jazztronics @ Heart n Soul’s AGM, The Albany, Deptford
(followed by HnS’ Xmas party)
 
8th, 9pm, Wolfgang play at KLINKER Tottenham Chances
WOLFGANG is: Sylvia Hallett (viola), Sue Ferrar (violin), Hannah Marshall (cello) and Alison (violin)
399 High Road, N17 6QN, Nearest tubes: Tott Hale or Seven Sisters
£5/£3 entry
 
9th, SOMEDECTET perform at ‘The Others’
SomeDectet: Nick Malcolm, Alex Bonney, Gail Brand, Ntshuks Bonga, Mark Hanslip, Alex Ward, Shabaka Hutchings, Alison Blunt, Hannah Marshall, Alexander Hawkins, Olie Brice, Dominic Lash and Javier Carmona
6 Manor Road, Stoke Newington, London N16 5SA
£7/£5 entry
 
16th, Ivor Kallin, John Bissett and Alison Blunt @ FLIM FLAM
Ryan's Bar , 181 Stoke Newington Church St, N16. Entrance £6/4.00. Doors 8.30pm
 
 
17th, 8.30ish, Improvised Songs with Rikki Jodelko (blues/ jazz guitar and vocals) and Alison (violin and vocals)
@Klinker Cross Kings, 126 York Way, London N1 0AX
 
20th, Christmas Mopomoso @ The Vortex
6pm-ish kick-off - the best of free improvised music with a cast of thousands!  
It’s that time of year again and Mopomoso celebrate all things improvisatory with their annual party.
A great way to see some of the best improvisers around in an informal setting, the Mopomoso end of year concert has become something of an institution.
Last year’s event had over fifty musicians, playing around thirty short sets and showcasing the wide variety of music to be found in the free improvisation world.
Among those confirmed as of today for this year are Chris Burn, Lol Coxhill, Phil Minton, Hannah Marshall, Henry Lowther, Steve Beresford, Tania Chen, Leila Adu, Satoko Fukuda, Maggie Nicols, Dave Fowler, Sylvia Hallett, Susanna Ferrar, Alison Blunt,
Roger Turner, John Russell, Tony Marsh, Leila Adu, Kay Grant, Dave Solomon, Ian Diplock, Matt Hutchinson, Viv Corringham, Will Connor, Dominic Lash, Terry Day, Eugene Martynec, Olie Brice, Neil Metcalf, Marcio Mattos, Gina Southgate, Alan Wilkinson,
Rodrigo Montoya, Ricardo Tejero, Marillza Gouvea, Dave Tucker with many more...
There is also a FREE BUFFET and a raffle. Booking advised. 
 11 Gillett Square, London N16 8AZ (August 16/17/18), very close to Dalston Kingsland station
Admission  £10/£7 concessions  
 
 
January 2010
 
22nd, 8.30pm BARREL (Hannah Marshall, Ivor Kallin et moi) plus guest (violist Benedict Taylor) @BAC
plus other wondrously interesting sounds
Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London, SW11 5TN
(nearest rail station, Clapham Junction) £5/£3
 
28th, 8.30pm, BARREL @Luna Lounge, Leytonstone
30 seconds walk from Leytonstone tube stn, 8 minutes walk from Leytonstone High Road rail station
 
30th, London Improvisers Orchestra at Bimhuis, Amsterdam
 
 
February
7th, 8.30pm London Improvisers Orchestra @Cafe Oto
18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
£6/£4 (no ID needed)
 
23rd, 7pm, premier performance of composer Sarah Collin’s ‘Winter Hare’ for violin and piano
‘CITY LIGHTS’ details HERE
Performance Space, College Building, City University, Northampton Square, London EC1V 4PB
 
 
March
2nd, BARREL (Ivor and Alison plus Benedict Taylor, sadly Hannah can’t make this one)
and other wond’rous sounds perform @ Pushkin House
5A Bloomsbury Square , London WC1A 2TA
JPG FLIER HERE facebook page here
 
7th, 8.30pm London Improvisers Orchestra @Cafe Oto
18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
£6/£4 (no conc id needed)
 
13th, Perform with the Magnitude String Quartet, Tania Chen, Steve Beresford and the iPhone Ensemble
Shoreditch (further details here on facebook)
 
15th, 7pm, Organising and performing at Concert Celebrating Female Artists’ Contribution to Improvised Music
HMS President, Victoria Embankment
PDF FLIER HERE! , link to WOMEN IN MUSIC and the FACEBOOK PAGE
 
31st, solo artist and ensemble player in ‘Heart n Soul Now’ Concert
the Albany Theatre, Douglas Way, Deptford
 
 
APRIL
4th, 8.30pm, London Improvisers Orchestra @Cafe Oto
18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
£6/£4 (no conc id needed)
 
17th, 2 performances of ‘All in One’ (solo piece for voice and film)
3.30pm and 6pm (each 7 minutes in duration)
@Jenny Gallego’s Exhibition Opening
198 at 45 Collective, Unit 45, 2nd Avenue, Brixton Village Market (Granville Arcade)
2 minutes walk from Brixton tube
FACEBOOK PAGE
 
20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd, performing music puppet theatre show “Apple” for families with 2-5 yr olds in Hackney
 
 
May
2nd, 3pm afternoon performance, London Improvisers Orchestra
@ Freedom of the City Festival
25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL
 
3rd, Wolfgang (Sylvia Hallett, Sue Ferrar, Hannah Marshall et moi) @Boat Ting
 
6th and 7th, guest performer with fluxx Theatre Company @Brighton Fringe festival
solo pieces with voice and violin in “Without Planning Permission”
 
13th, Accompanying silent films with Hannah Marshall
@ 198 at 45 Collective, Unit 45, 2nd Avenue, Brixton Village Market (Granville Arcade)
2 minutes walk from Brixton tube
 
June
6th, London Improvisers Orchestra @Cafe Oto
18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
£6/£4 (no conc id needed)
 
11th, 7.30pm Music of Michael Parsons
Finnish vocal ensemble FIORI, Post String Trio, Alison Blunt and Tania Chen
St. Anne & St. Agnes Church, Gresham Street, London EC2
Concert showcasing small ensemble and solo works by Michael Parsons
All tickets £5 at the door from 7.00pm
Nearest tube: St. Paul’s, Central Line
FLIER HERE
 
19th, lunchtime ‘til late, performing with Heart n Soul band, KDNA and Open Mic Band
@Paradise Gardens Festival, Victoria Park (Hackney)
MORE INFO
 
20th 9.30pm, playing with Anna Kaluza (sax) and Clayton Thomas (bass) in Berlin
wendel, schlesische straße 42, 10997 berlin
Tel: 030 61 07 40 29
 
24th, 8pm, playing with and conducting Berlin Improvisers Orchestra, Berlin
Wendel, Schlesische Strasse 42, Berlin-Kreuzberg, 8pm
 
26th, 7.30pm, playing wih Anna Kaluza, Ricardo Tejero, Dominic Lash and Javier Carmona
@ MIss Hecker (coolest venue in Berlin, magical) www.nstp.de
 
27th, 7.30pm, playing wih Anna Kaluza, Ricardo Tejero, Dominic Lash and Javier Carmona
Café Niesen, Korsörer Strasse 13, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg www.nstp.de
 
 
July
3rd, sometime between 2-5pm, Unwhitstable - a day of improvised music and art
performing with Hannah Marshall (cello), Tony Marsh (drums) and Neil Metcalfe (flute)
@All Saints Church, Whitstable, Kent
FACEBOOK PAGE
 
4th, London Improvisers Orchestra
18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
£6/£4 (no conc id needed)
FACEBOOK PAGE
 
13th, 12.45pm, Perform at the Oval with Heart n Soul’s K:DNA at the Children’s and Young People’s Services Conference
Brit Oval Cricket Ground, Kennington, SE11 5SS
 
 
19th, London Improvisers Orchestra perform at O’Neills
in Leytonstone Festival
762 High Road, Leytonstone, E11 3AW
(very close to the Green Man roundabout)
 
23rd, K:DNA perform @ The Beautiful Octopus Club
The Albany, Deptford
 
August
1st, London Improvisers Orchestra
18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
£6/£4 (no conc id needed)
 
10th, London Improvisers Orchestra @ Ronnie Scott’s BRITJAZZ performance
Ronnie’s LIO webpage here
LIO Facebook page here
 
September 2010
Friday 3rd, 8.30pm London Improvisers Orchestra @Cafe Oto
£6/£4 conc (no id necessary)
 
Saturday 4th, 4pm Performing with K:DNA @Liberty Festival
 
25th, 4.10pm Performing in Alpenglow Festival in trio with Annette Giesriegl and Veryan Weston
@St Barnabas Church, Shacklewell Lane, Hackney, E8 2EA
 
26th, 8pm Performing at Alpenglow Festival, all invited artists together conducted by Steve Beresford
@Cafe Oto, Ashwin Street, Dalston
 
28th, 8.30pm Wolfgang (Sylvia Hallett, Hannah Marshall, Sue Ferrar and moi)
performing at Sibyl’s birthday concert at Boating
@ Bar&Co, Temple Pier, Emabankment
opposite Temple tube (between Blackfriars and Waterloo Bridges)
£6 / £4 concs (no ID necessary : )
 
October
 
Sunday 3rd, 8.30pm, London Improvisers Orchestra @Cafe Oto
18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
£6/£4 (no concession id needed : )
 
16th, evening , performing All in One voice and film piece at Cube Cinema, Bristol
Part of Festival of Desperation, 15th – 17th, celebrating DESPERATE MEN’s 30 year anniversary
 
25th and 28th, performances of Chinese stories with music in Lewisham libraries
Recommended for families with children between the ages of 6-10 years old
Free Entry
Monday 25 October, 11-11.45am, Crofton Park Library
375 Brockley Road, Brockley, London
SE4 2AG
 
Monday 25 October, 2.30-3.15pm, Manor House Library
34 Old Road, London
SE13 5SY
 
Thursday 28 October, 11-11.45am, New Cross Library
283-285 New Cross Road, London
SE14 6AS
 
Thursday 28 October, 2.30-3.15pm, Wavelengths Library
Giffin Street, Deptford, London
SE8 4RJ
 
 
November
 
3rd, 7.30pm, Women’s Films, Women’s Music event
October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AL
 
7th, 8.30pm London Improvisers Orchestra with special guest dancer Florencia Guerberof
18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
£6/£4 (no concession id needed : )
 
9th, 7.30pm, Barrel perform on HMS President
A Concert of Improvised Music in the London New Wind Festival 2010 (yes, I know, but we promise to be windy)
 
17th, 8.30pm, Ensemble Progresivo @Flim Flam
181 Stoke Newington Church Street N16 0UL
 
20th, 8.30pm Violin (Alison Blunt) and Viola (Bendedict Taylor)
Shh Boom event @The Knave, Islington, London
 
29th, 8.30pm, BARREL +1 @St Leonards, Shoreditch Church
Daniel Thompson - guitar, Ian Smith - trumpet, Olie Brice - double bass
and
Barrel + 1
Ivor Kallin - violin/ viola, Alison Blunt - violin, Hannah Marshall - cello
with Benedict Taylor - viola
2 ensembles will perform separately followed by a set from 6 strings and a trumpet
8PM start        £6/£4
St Leonards Shoreditch Church, Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JN
 
 
December 2010
 
5th, London Improvisers Orchestra’s final concert of 2010
on the Thames (on board HMS President)
 
10th, 7.30pm for 8pm start, Apocryphal Theatre presents
It’s not a cul de sac, it’s a conduit
Open lab showing and post lab discussion
Pay What You Can
 
19th, Barrel will perform at Mopomoso Christmas Party: ”Cast of thousands”
THE BEST OF FREE IMPROVISED MUSIC.  
London's longest running free improvisation night
Last year saw 52 musicians play 23 sets!  Free refreshments and raffle
THE VORTEX, 11 GILLETT SQUARE, LONDON N16 8AZ
DOORS OPEN 6.30PM FOR 7PM START
NEAR DALSTON KINGSLAND STATION
Admission  £10/£6 concessions  Booking tel: 020 7254 4097
On-line booking  - WWW.VORTEXJAZZ.CO.UK
 
 
January 2011
 
19th, 9pm, Shabaka Hutchings/Pat Thomas/Olie Brice/Javier Carmona
+
Alison Blunt/Javier Carmona
 At Flimflam  @ Ryan's Bar, 181 Stoke Newington Church St, N16.
Entrance £6/4.00. Doors 8.30pm 
 facebook event page
 
21st, Friday, 7pm for 7.30 start, Live accompaniment to 1929 silent film ‘Piccadilly’ (E.A.Dupont)
The band:
 keys (Vladimir Miller)
drums (Steve Noble)
flute/ clarinet (Sue Lynch)
bass (John Edwards)
violin (Alison Blunt)
sax (Adrian Northover)
 
Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre  108 Stamford Street, South Bank, SE1 9NH
£4, BOOKING ESSENTIAL, pay on arrival!
To book! Tel: 0207 021 1600/ email: helpdesk@coinstreet.org
facebook event page
 
 
February 2011
 
6th, London Improvisers Orchestra @Cafe Oto
18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
£6/£4 (no conc id needed)
facebook event page
 
 
19th, 7pm ‘til late, The Dead Can Dance, Typewriters Collective @Sssh Boom 19.2.11.jpg
Alison Blunt (violin) with Benedict Taylor (viola) in collaboration with Typewriters Collective @Sssh Boom
The Nave Performing Arts Centre, Islington, London
BOOK TICKETS HERE
Facebook event page
 
20th, Mopomoso at the Vortex, performing with Elisabeth Harnik (piano) and Annette Gisriegl (voice)
THE VORTEX, 11 GILLETT SQUARE, LONDON N16 8AZ,  NEAR DALSTON KINGSLAND STATION
DOORS OPEN 8PM FOR 8.30PM START
Booking tel: 020 7254 4097 On-line booking  - WWW.VORTEXJAZZ.CO.UK
facebook event page
 
28th, NB 7pm start, ensemble performs at FINCAN www.fincan.eu  Berlin-Neukölln
Alex Ehlers – bass-g, oboe
Anna Kaluza – alto sax
Alison Blunt - violin
Iku Sakan – steelpan, electronics
Kostja Usenko – violoncello, electronics
Thomas Zunk – Theremin, Waterphone, hand drums, flute, Kraakdoos, electronics
Further info www.echtzeitmusik.de
 
 
March
 
1st, 9pm start, performing with and conducting BERIO (Berlin Improvisers Orchestra)
Rosenthaler Strasse 13, Berlin
 
6th, London Improvisers Orchestra perform free and conducted improvisations at Cafe Oto
18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
£6/£4
 
7th, Alison Blunt, Benedict Taylor (viola) and David Leahy (doublebass) perform at Boat Ting
@ Bar & Co, Temple Pier, Emabankment
opposite Temple tube (between Blackfriars and Waterloo Bridges)
£6 / £4 concs DOORS 8:00pm - START 8:30pm
 
15th, Solo set and set with The Wolf Gang (Sylvia Hallett, Sue Ferrar, Hannah Marshall et moi) performing at
International Women’s Day Festival Concert on board HMS President, Victoria Embankment, London
 
April
 
3rd, London Improvisers Orchestra perform at Cafe Oto
18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
£6/£4
facebook event here
 
 
9th and 10th, performing at Alpenglow International Festival of Improvisation in Graz, Austria
 
9th @3pm, Mariahilferkirche
Annette Giesriegl – voice
Veryan Weston - organ
Alison Blunt – violin
Franz Schmuck - percussion
 
9th @10pm, Stockwerk
Alison Blunt - violin
Heimo Puschnigg – piano
Manfred Stern – flute
 
10th @7pm, Theater im Bahnhof
with Anglo-Austrian festival ensemble for conducted and free improvisations
 
 
30th, 3pm, Freedom of the City Festival 2011 @Cecil Sharp House, London.
Performing with quartet Veryan Weston, Hannah Marshall, James Dunn and Alison Blunt
 
May
 
1st, Freedom of the City Festival 2011 @Cecil Sharp House, London
Performing and conducting with London Improvisers Orchestra and Phil Minton and the Feral Singers
 
20th, Performing at the Squids Club, The Albany, Deptford http://www.heartnsoul.co.uk/squidznext.html
 
22nd, Playing at Underscore event with David Leahy, Moving Arts Base
 
26th Duo set with Viv Corringham at Luna Fringe, Luna Lounge, Church Lane, Leytonstone
 
June
 
5th, Performing with the London Improvisers Orchestra @Cafe Oto
18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
£6/£4
 
21st, Demonic String Duo: Blunt & Taylor in Fete de la Musique @Wendel, Berlin
Wendel Fete de la Musique page
 
22nd @ 7-8pm, Performing with Magical Theatre at the Heimat Festival in Potsdam
facebook event page
 
23rd Performing and conducting with Ber.I.O. (Berlin Improvisers Orchestra) at Altes Finanzamt, Berlin
BerIO at Altes Finanzamt 23.6.11.pdf
 
25th Performing with Meeting of Spirits at Avantgarde Festival, Schiphorst, Germany
facebook event page
 
27th Performing with Anna Kaluza, Manuel Miethe, Niko Meinhold at Fincan, Berlin
facebook event page
 
30th, Performing with BARCODE QUARTET (Annette Giesriegl, Elisabeth Harnik, Joseph Klammer et moi) at Stockwerk, Graz, Austria
facebook event page
 
July 2011
 
1st, Performing and recording with BARCODE QUARTET (Elisabeth Harnik, Josef Klammer, Annette Giesriegl et moi) and  guest Deno Kaufmann
at a house concert in Graz, Austria
By Invitation (and request)
 
3rd, Performing with the London Improvisers Orchestra @Cafe Oto
18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL     £6/£4
 
5th, BARREL perform @The Others, 6-8 Manor Rd, Stoke Newington, N16 supporting Ntshuks and Dave Draper’s album launch, hurrah!
 
9th, Performing with Sharon Gal in The Long Drone @Raven Row Gallery
2pm-4pm (UK time, you can listen online!)
 
Sunday 31st July, 8.30 start @Servant Jazz Quarters, 10a Bradbury Street, Dalston, N16 8JN
An amazing £4 entry for 2 great bands!       flyer postcard.pdf
DAVE DRAPER (guitar, processing, live sampling & looping, synthesizer) and NTSHUKS BONGA (alto & soprano saxophones)
LODE: ALISON BLUNT (violin, voice, tenor horn and other sound-making materials) and DAVID LEAHY (double bass, live sampling & looping, trumpet, trombone, voice and other sound-making materials)
             www.dafmusic.com                 www.alisonblunt.com                www.servantjazzquarters.com
 
16th, Radio interview on Brighton and Hove Community Radio listen to the archived show here
 
September 2011
 
4th, 8.30pm Playing with the London Improvisers Orchestra @Cafe Oto, including conducting an improvised violin concerto with soloist Sue Ferrar
18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL     £6/£4
 
16th, HAMAN Quintet performs at the Lumen URC (nearest tubes Russell Square and Kings X, further details soon)
HAMAN Quintet: Anna Kaluza (sax), Manuel Miethe (sax), Niko Meinhold (piano and toy piano) and Alison Blunt (vln)
opposite Sixteen: Alison (vln), Noura Sanatian (vln), Benedict Taylor (vla) and David Leahy (dble bass)
 
18th, 8.30pm HAMAN Quintet performs at Mopomoso, The Vortex, Gillett Square, Dalston
HAMAN Quintet: Anna Kaluza (sax), Manuel Miethe (sax), Niko Meinhold (piano and toy piano), Horst Nonnemacher  (dble bass) and Alison Blunt (vln)
Also playing: Sylvia Hallett (solo set) and Illi Adato/ Portia Winters/ Oren Marshall Trio
 
19th, 8.30pm AMAN Quartet performs at Servant Jazz Quarters, 10a Bradbury Street, Dalston, N16 8JN
opposite Splatter: Anna Kaluza, alto sax, Noel Taylor, clarinet, Pedro Velasco, guitar and Tom Greenhalgh, drums
 
Sept 30th, Kay Grant and Alison @Scaledown
 
October
 
2nd, playing with the London Improvisers Orchestra @Cafe Oto, including conducting an improvised violin concerto with soloist Sue Ferrar
18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL     £6/£4
 
24th and 27th, performing songs and poems from Chinese and Asian cultures for family audiences in Lewisham libraries (free admission)
 
November 2011
 
1st, 7pm, Anna Piva and Edward George aka Flow Motion latest science and music investigation “Explorations in Eleven Dimensions” performance with
Mark Saunders, Chris Cullen, Graham Painting and myself
Science Museum’s Dana Centre
 
5th and 6th, 7.30pm, Anna Piva and Edward George aka Flow Motion latest science and music investigation “Explorations in Eleven Dimensions”
with Mark Saunders, Chris Cullen, Graham Painting and myself
The Octagon Room, Queen Mary University of London
 
18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL     £6/£4
 
19th Alison (violin and voice) and Rikki Jodelko (guitar and voice) on Cita Ciega, Aculco Radio (www.aculcoradio.com)
 
Nov 24th, Barrel album launch gig with guest duo Terry Day and Roger Turner @The Others
Bar/ doors open 7.30, music starts 8.30, tickets £5.00
6 and 8 Manor Road, Stoke Newington, London N16 5SA
 
26th, Playing with the Berlin Improvisers Orchestra (BerIO)...
...and conducting an improvised concerto for voice performed by Ute Wassermann
@Jazzclub 69 Aufsturz, Berlin
 
27th, Playing with Haman @B1, Berlin
 
30th, Playing with Haman and guests Ricardo Tejero and Matthias Müller @ the lovely Cafe A&S, Neukölln, Berlin
 
December
 
Dec 2nd, with Restharrow (Elisabeth Harnik on piano, Pete Flood on drums/perc, David Leahy on doublebass et moi on fiddle)
 
4th, London Improvisers Orchestra, HMS President, moored close to Blackfriars Bridge, London
 
19th, Pierrette Ensemble first concert of first performances
Julie Kjaer, Signe Bisgaard, Pernille Bevort, Lisbeth Diers, Hannah Marshall et moi
 
January 2012
 
13th, Barrel play @Club Integral
£5/£3, opens 8.30 ‘til late, @The Grosvenor, 17 Sidney Rd SW9
very near Stockwell tube
 
15th, Alison, David Leahy and Tony Marsh play Mopomoso @The Vortex
Gillett Square, Dalston, £6/£4, 8.30 start
 
24th, Performing with Typewriters Collective In Resolution! 2012 Festival @The Place
“Dead Can Dance”
 
25th, playing with Illi Adato and Moshi Honen @The New Year Gathering, Tottenham Chances, London
 
February
 
5th, London Improvisers Orchestra concert, residency @Cafe Oto, Dalston
18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL     £6/£4
 
6th, BARREL @Boat-Ting, on a boat, on the Thames : )
 
19th, concert of experimental scored and unscored music with David Ryan (clarinets), Joe Zeitlin (cello) and Ian Mitchell (clarinet)
Kettle's Yard, Cambridge
 
24th, Lode premiere of “Staying Ashore.”A commissioned audio-visual performance (National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London) of 1 hr long.
8pm start in the Great Hall in the Queen’s House, NMM, Greenwich. STAYING ASHORE Lode at the NMM 24.2.12.jpg flyer
Watch you tube promo movie
 
 
March
 
3rd, Music theatre performance with Elisabeth Harnik and Gina Mattiello celebrating International Women’s Day, Austria
further details soon...
 
5th, playing with Kay Grant (vocals) and Ian Smith (trumpet) @Boat-Ting, on a boat, on the Thames
 
7th, with Barcode Quartet in Klagenfurt, Austria
 
9th, performing with BARREL @Stockwerk Jazz Club Graz, Austria
 
10th, performing with BARREL at Artacts ‘12 St. Johann in Tirol, Austria
 
23rd Sage in Atelier Alain Hérard, Berlin
 
25th, Sage @ Great Heisenberg, Berlin
 
27th Berlin Improvisers Orchestra @ B-Flat, Berlin
 
29th Hanam concert and recording @Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin
 
 
April 2012
 
1st London Improvisers Orchestra concert, residency @Cafe Oto, Dalston
18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL     £6/£4
 
15th, Viv Corringham et moi in duo @Mopomoso @The Vortex, Dalston
 
16th, Viv Corringham et moi in duo @ Boat-Ting, on a boat, on the Thames
http://www.boat-ting.co.uk/      facebook event page
 
 
May 2012
 
3rd, Burning Wood - string ensemble extraordinaire
 
4th, Burning Wood contemporary strings
Xposed Club, Cheltenham Jazz Fringe Festival 2012
 
6th, London Improvisers Orchestra perform at Freedom of the City Festival 2012
Cecil Sharp House, London
 
12th, BARREL & Michael Zerang at Arch 1
Barrel & Michael Zerang 12.5.12 eflyer
 
18th, with Walking Wounded @Hemingford Arms, London
folk rock...
 
22nd, First Concert in Tribute to Tony Marsh @Cafe Oto
Tribute to Tony 22.5.12 Cafe Oto eflyer
 
25th, Krillit (Juun - horizontal strings & Alison Blunt - violin)
 
30th, Barrel @Flim Flam, Ryan’s Bar, N16
 
 
June
 
3rd, London Improvisers Orchestra @Cafe Oto
 
26th, 8pm start, Burning Wood contemporary strings
St Barnabas Church, Shacklewell Row, Dalston, London, E8 2EA
Further details: BurningWood at StBarnabasChurch 26.6.12.jpg
 
 
July
 
1st, Phil Niblock & Dave Ryan Film & Live Music event at the Biscuit Factory, Bermondsey
Performing live structured improvisation scores with Ian Mitchell (clarinets), David Ryan (clarinets), Joe Zeitlin (cello)
 
5th, with Hanam @SOWIESO Neukölln
 
6th with Berlin Improvisers Orchestra @Wendel, Berlin
 
8th with Berlin Improvisers Orchestra @Kunstfabrik Schlot, Berlin
 
26th, BARREL @ Trangallan, London, N16
 
July 2012
 
1st, Phil Niblock & Dave Ryan Film & Live Music event at the Biscuit Factory, Bermondsey
Performing live structured improvisation scores with Ian Mitchell (clarinets), David Ryan (clarinets), Joe Zeitlin (cello)
facebook event page     Niblock-Ryan Events Film with Talk & Performance 1.7.12 Flyer.pdf
 
5th, with Hanam @SOWIESO Neukölln
 
6th with Berlin Improvisers Orchestra @Wendel, Berlin
 
8th with Berlin Improvisers Orchestra @Kunstfabrik Schlot, Berlin
 
26th, BARREL @ Trangallan, London, N16
 
 
August
 
1st, with Michael Zerang/Tristan Honsinger/Anna Kaluza @SOWIESO, Neukölln
 
2nd, with Ute Wassermann/Michael Zerang/Els Vandeweyer @SOWIESO, Neukölln
 
10th, with Apartment House, Sage Gateshead
 
20th, Krillit (Juun, horozontal strings & myself, violin) plus Adam Bowman/ Tom Scott duo @Arch1, London
 
 
September 2012
 
1st, Duos and Quartets @Arch1 with Anna Kaluza (sax), David Leahy (doublebass), Ricardo Tejero (sax/ clarinet)
 
2nd, with London Improvisers Orchestra at Cafe Oto
 
6th, Barrel at Club Integral at The Others N16, London
 
9th, Barcode Quartet album launch concert at Cafe Oto
 
13th with Hanam @Gut Holzhausen
 
15th, Hanam - head-lining @Surroundings Festival, Dusseldorf
 
16th, Hanam @Great Heisenberg, Berlin
 
22nd, Have Sound, Will Travel performances - commissioned artist at Colourscape festival on Clapham Common, London
 
 
October
 
1st, Boat Ting with Kay Grant (voice and electronics) and Ian Smith (trumpet)
 
5th, Burning Wood in quartet form at Lumen, London
myself, Renee baker, Benedict Taylor & David Leahy
 
7th, London Improvisers Orchestra at Cafe Oto, London
 
23rd, An Evening of Improvised Music at Arch1 flyer
 
25th, Duo gig with Viv Corringham at Arch1, other performer details tbc
 
26th, krillit (aka Juun & myself) at Scaledown, London
 
30th, kriliit, Sonia Paco-Rochia and Tasos Stamou at Arch1
 
 
November (2012)
 
7th, with singer songwriter David Cazalet (UK) at Station Inn, Acton Central
Other performers include Tom Baxter and Piers Faccini
 
8th with HANAM at B Flat, Berlin
 
9th, with Berlin Improvisers Orchestra @ Aufsturz, Berlin
 
17th, Molimo [ES] with guests Hannah Marshall & Alison Blunt at Lewisham Arthouse, London
 Molimo flyer
 
19th, panel guest for Thompson’s Live - performing arts discussion curated by theatre writer and director Chris Wood
at Stoke Newington International Airport, N16 Podcast available on iTunes
 
22nd, Julie Kjaer/Hannah Marshall/Alison Blunt trio at Arch1, London, E11
and Jennifer Allum/Ute Kanngeisser/Ross Lambert trio
Flyer
 
23rd, with comrades at Mike Cooper’s 70th Birthday Concert at Cafe Oto
Mike Cooper flyer
 
29th wth krillit (juun, Gino Robair, moi) at Stockwerk Jazz Club, Graz, Austria
 
30th, with krillit in Hall, Tirol, Austria
 
 
December
 
3rd, with Styrian Improvisers Orchestra at Stockwerk Jazz Club, Graz, Austria
 
6th, with Lode at Club Integral @The Others, London N16
 
14th-17th recording and concert with Pierette Ensemble, Aarhus, Denmark
 
 
 
January 2013
 
Barrel at Boat Ting (the only maritime music and poetry club on a boat, on the Thames)
 
 
February 2013
 
2nd & 3rd, Barcode Quartet at SoundOut Festival 2013, Canberra, Australia
 
5th, Barcode Quartet at Now Now, 401 Hibernian House, Sydney, Australia
 
6th, Barcode Quartet at Undue Noise, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
 
10th, Barcode Quartet at Wunderbar, Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand
 
13th, Barcode Quartet at T Party at the Wine Cellar, St Kevins Arcade, Karangahape Road, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
 
    14th, Barcode Quartet at Audio Foundation, Poynton Tce, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
 
16th, Barcode Quartet at Wasp Factory, Lismore, NSW, Australia
 
17th, Barcode Quartet at "NIMS" (new improvised music series), Brisbane, QLD, Australia
hosted by The Foundation for Contemporary Music & Culture www.fcmc.org.au
 
 
March
 
8th, trio set with Illi Adato and Moshi Honen at Fluxx Soup event at Cinema Museum, London
 
10th, with Berlin Improvisers Orchestra at B Flat, Berlin
 
12th, with Hanam Quintet at B Flat, Berlin
 
17th, with Elaine, Mark Sanders and John Russell Mopomoso at the Vortex, Dalston
 
18th, Burning Wood at Boat Ting Club on the river Thames
 
21st, Burning Wood performance seminar of Goldsmiths College (University of London) students’ pieces at Deptford Town Hall
 
21st, Veryan Weston and Burning Wood at the Vortex, Dalston
 
26th, duo with Viv Corringham at The Horse Improv Club experimental music series, London
 
 
April
 
6th and 7th, with Berlin Improvisers Orchestra at Kunstfabrik Schlott, Berlin
 
17th, in trio with Illi Adato and Moshi Honen at Flim Flam, Ryan’s Bar, N16, London
 
23rd-30th, on Mopomoso Club tour of England (supported by Sound and Music)
with ‘Alison Blunt Trio’ with David Leahy and Benedict Taylor
 
 
May
 
4th, with Pierette Ensemble, at Ludvigslyst, Svejbæk, Silkeborg, Denmark
5th, with Pierette Ensemble at Kammermusiksalen, Musikhuset Aarhus, Denmark
 
9th, with Fumi Okiji, Emily Saunders and Olie Brice at lumen urc
 
28th, with Kay Grant and Ian Smith at Arch1, West Ham
 
29th, with BARREL at Flim Flam, Ryan’s Bar, Church Street N16
 
30th, with BARREL and Giles Leaman accompanying ‘A Man With a Movie Camera’
Haringey Independent Cinema Club, West Green Learning Centre, Haringey
 
 
June ‘13
 
4th, with Ensemble Progresivo at The Horse Improv Club
The Horse, 124,Westminster Bridge Road. Lambeth North. London SE1 7RW
 
5th, vie]noise[eries // at Cafe Oto
Klaus Filip, Noid, Seymour Wright / Wei-Ya Lin, Johannes Kretz, Alison Blunt, Hannah Marshall /
Martin Siewert, Alan Wilkinson, Peter Marsh, Paul May
 
7th with Barcode Quartet at Stockwerk Jazz Club, Graz, Austria
 
12th, Oren Ambarchi presents 'Knots' at Cafe Oto
with Joe Talia, Crys Cole and Strings (James Rushford, Judith Hamann, Alison Blunt, Oliver Coates, Ilan Volkov) + special guest: Astor
 
19th, with film maker Louise Curham (Australia) at UNCONSCIOUS ARCHIVES #8 at Cafe Oto
PIERRE BASTIEN (FRANCE) / KAREL DOING (NETHERLANDS) / LOUISE CURHAM (AUSTRALIA) + ALISON BLUNT (UK)
 
26th, An Evening of Improvised Chamber Music at Shoreditch Church
with Gianni Mimmo, Hannah Marshall and Neil Metcalfe
 
28th, concert with Gianni Mimmo, Angelo Contini, Fabio Sacconi - Piacenza, Italy
 
29th, duo concert with Gianni Mimmo at http://www.indiehub.it in Milan, Italy
 
30th, with Gianni Mimmo and Nicola Guazzaloca at Leggiere Strutture in Bologna
 
 
July  2013
 
1st, with Gianni Mimmo, Fabio Sacconni & Angelo Contini at Fiorenziola, Italy
 
7th, with Lode at Colourscape at Danson Festival, Danson Park, Bexley, London
 
24th, with Horst Nonnemmacher (double bass), Renee Baker (violin) and Eutalia de Carvalho (voice) at B1, Schoneberg, Berlin
 
26th, with Hanam Quintet at Altes Finanzamt, Neukoln, Berlin
 
28th, with Anna Kaluza (sax), Niko Meinhold (piano), Stefan Bleier (double bass) at Miss Hecker, Berlin
 
30th, in trio with Ricardo Tejero (sax), Guillaume Viltard (double bass) at Arch1,
1 Cranberry Lane, E16 4BJ, London
 
 
August
 
4th, with London Improvisers Orchestra at St Mary’s Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, London, N16
 
8th, with Barcode Quartet at A ‘LARME! FESTIVAL 2013, Radialsystem V, Berlin
 
18th, 19th, 20th at Fete QuaQua festival at the Vortex, London
 
 
September 2013
 
1st, with London Improvisers Orchestra at Cafe Oto, Dalston, London
This is our 15th anniversary concert - not to be missed!
 
Solo from Tevor Brown (Sydney), duo from Viv Corringham (New York) & myself and a trio from Anna Kaluza (Berlin), Manuel Miethe (Berlin) & Dominic Lash
at beautiful Arch1, London - 5 mins walk from West Ham tube station, 1 minute walk from Star Lane DLR station
 
8th, performing at a double-bill concert with Hanam Quintet Other half of the evening will be Pat Thomas and Fumi Okiji!
at The Vortex, Dalston, London. jpg flyer here
 
10th, solo set and set with ARC string trio at Arch1’s ‘Improv Tuesday’ regular event
 
16th, with Berlin Improvisers Orchestra at B Flat, Berlin
 
24th, duo with Gianni Mimmo (soprano sax), duo from Horst Nonnenmacher (double bass) and Benedict Taylor (viola)
and quartet set together at B1 Galerie, Berlin flyer here
 
25th, 20:00 in duo with Gianni Mimmo and in quartet Harry Sjöström & Ignaz Schick at Tool box Galerie
Mitte, Novalis Str 7, 10115 Berlin Soundscapes flyer here
 
26th, in duo with Gianni Mimmo (sop sax) and sets with Bremen-based musicians at MIB Birdfree events in Bremen, Germany
 
 
October 2013
 
4th, performing on a 2-string metal violin made from weapons of war in ‘Disarm’ by Pedro Reyes
with Rupert Clervaux, John Coxon, Charles Hayward and Ashley Wales
at special charitable event ‘Reach All Women in WAR’ presenting the Anna Politkovskaya Award 2013, followed by a wine reception.
Special guests: Dame Evelyn Glennie, Labi Siffre. Guest of honour: Sir Nicholas Winton
Also appearances from Maestro Gidon Kremer, Lorraine Jordan, Badac Theatre Company and Elena Kudimova
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre
 
6th, London Improvisers Orchestra, concert at St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Stoke Newington, N16
 
18-20th Notation in Contemporary Music Symposium at Goldsmiths College, London
20th, 2.30-4pm, entry free of charge, performing with Ryan/Mitchell/Zeitlin/Blunt quartet
Deptford Town Hall, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW
 
22nd, with Pak Yan (prepared piano and electronics) and Audrey Lauro (alto sax) at Espace Remua
136/4 rue Saint-Denis, 1190 Forest, Brussels, Belgium
 
25th, Strings Sing at SounDinMotion with Peter Jacquemyn and Gino Coomans in Antwerp, Belgium
 
30th, duo with Annie Kerr (violin duo) at SafeHouse, Brighton
 
31st, with Audrey Lauro (sax), Neil Metcalfe (flute), Olie Brice (double bass) & Roger Turner (percussion/drums)
at Lewisham Arthouse pdf flyer here
Lewisham Arthouse, 140 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6PD
 
November 2013
 
3rd, with London Improvisers Orchestra at St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Stoke Newington, N16
 
17th, a Fete Quaqua special at the Vortex, London
 
18th, in duo with Gianni Mimmo at Boat Ting Club
 
21st, ‘Return to the Old School’ with Renee Baker (violin), Cat Hope (flutes) and Ignaz Schick (turntables/electronics)
Altes Finanzamt, Neukolln, Berlin
 
22nd, with Berlin Improvisers Orchestra at Aufsturz, Berlin
 
23rd, with Mike Hurley (piano), Gino Robair (percussion/drums) and Mark Sanders (percussion/ drums)
at Fizzle, Lamp Tavern, Barford St, Birmingham, B5 6AH. (8:30pm, £5/3)
 
24th, in Sheffield with Gino Robair, Charlie Collins, Ryoko, Beatrix Ward/Fernandez and Derek Saw
 
25th, at The Dentist in trio with Gino Coomans (cello) and Gino Robair (drums/ percussion)
33 Chatsworth Road, Clapton, E5 0LH
 
26th, Pasadoble Extempore at The Others: Percussionists and Other Animals in Duo
Shake, rattle & roll (& hit & scrape & blow & rub & pluck & bow & squeeze...)
Pete Flood & Oliver Coates (cello)
Gino Robair & Alison Blunt (violin)
Mark Sanders & Gail Brand (trombone)
at The Others, 6 and 8 Manor Road, Stoke Newington, London N16 5SA
8.30pm
£5<£10 pay what you can
 
December
 
1st, with London Improvisers Orchestra at Cafe Oto, Dalston
 
15th, Mopomoso C’mas Special at The Vortex
 
18th, in duo with Gianni Mimmo at Safehouse, Brighton
 
19th, ‘Lungimirante’ at The Others
Viv Corringham (voice), Gianni Mimmo (soprano sax),  Hannah Marshall (cello) et moi
at The Others, 6 and 8 Manor Road, Stoke Newington, London N16 5SA
8.30pm
£5<£10 pay what you can
 
 
January 2014
 
3rd, An evening of improvised music (with wine reception) at the Austrian Cultural Forum, London
with Annette Giesriegl (voice), Rowland Sutherland (flute) & David Leahy (double bass)
28 Rutland Gate  London SW7 1PQ
 
16th, solo set at Free Range, Canterbury
‘Singles Night’ - solos from Sam Bailey (prepared piano), Robert Stillman (tenor sax) et moi (violin)
at the Veg Box Cafe www.thevegboxcafe.co.uk
 
February
 
2nd, with London Improvisers Orchestra at Cafe Oto, Dalston
 
26th Feb-7th March duo gigs with Gianni Mimmo (sop sax)
1st Feb in Pavia, Italy. Other dates tbc
Quartet gigs with Mr Mimmo, Fabio Sacconi (double bass) & Angelo Contini (trombone)
(Italy) dates tbc
 
March
 
26th Feb-7th March duo gigs with Gianni Mimmo (sop sax)
 
1st Feb in Pavia, Italy. Other dates tbc
Quartet gigs with Mr Mimmo, Fabio Sacconi (double bass) & Angelo Contini (trombone)
(Italy) dates tbc
 
14th, with HANAM Quintet and Tristan Honsinger at Artacts ’14 Festival of Free Jazz and Improvised Music in Tirol, Austria
 
15th, with Barcode Quartet at Artacts ’14 Festival of Free Jazz and Improvised Music in Tirol, Austria
 
29th, 3pm Quartetto Internazionale live at WAM! Wäinö Aaltonen museum, Turku, Finland
 Gianni Mimmo (sop sax), Harri Sjöström (sop sax), Ignaz Schick (turntables/electronics) et moi
Zaum Festival of Open Music, Turku, Finland
29th, 8.30pm, Quartetto Internazionale at Culmination Club: Zaumfest Gathering at Tehdasteatteri
30th, 5pm Quartetto Internazionale with Teppo Hauta-Aho (double bass) - Malmitalo, Helsinki Finland
 
April
 
3rd, BARREL at LUME, Hackney Road, London
 
4th, with 4 X 4 (string quartet and electronics) at Jackson’s Lane, London
 
5th, with ensemble at Evan Parker’s special 70th birthday concert at Kings Place, London
 
6th, duo with Audrey Lauro (alto sax) at Archiduc, Brussels
 
15th, playing improvisation scores by Sam Bailey with chamber orchestra at Eating Sound, Truscott Arms, Maida Vale, London
 
19th-25th, artists residency with installation artist Birthe Jorgensen on the Isle of Eigg, Scotland
 
May 2014
 
4th, with London Improvisers Orchestra at EPIC, 13-15 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 8BH
 
May 21-24, Residence at CREATEFEST III: Culturefest of kindred instant composers, music director Renee’ Baker
21: Avreeayl Ra_percussion/ Karl Seigfried_doublebass/ Gianni Mimmo_soprano sax/ Alison Blunt_violin
HausKollektief 425, Bolingbrook, Il, 7:00 pm
22: Gianni Mimmo_soprano saxophone/ Alison Blunt_violin duo
Ben LaMar_solo trumpet & electronics/ JayVe Montgomery_sax
Bill Mackay_guitar
Angel Elmore_piano
People’s Church, Chicago, Il, 7:00 pm
24: Gianni Mimmo_soprano sax/Alison Blunt_violin duo
Bodystrata movement ensemble,
William Porter_ cello solo
HausKollektief 425 Callery Drive, Bolingbrook, Il, 7:00 pm

26th, Gianni Mimmo_soprano sax/ Alison Blunt_violin
and other combinations with Dave Wayne_drums, Dan Clucas_cornet, Mark Weaver_tuba, Ben Wright_double bass
Ben Wright’s Hacienda, Taos, New Mexico, 7:30 pm

27th, Gianni Mimmo_soprano sax/ Alison Blunt_violin
and Do Tell (Dave Wayne_drums, Dan Clucas_cornet, Mark Weaver_tuba, Ben Wright_double bass)
plus various combinations
The Kosmos, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 7:30 pm

28th, Gianni Mimmo_soprano sax/Alison Blunt_violin
+ Shudder (Kyle Bruckmann_oboe, english horn, Lance Grabmiller_laptop, analog synth, Phillip Greenlief_ten sax, Bb clarinet
Center for New Music, San Francisco, Ca, 21:00

29th, Gianni Mimmo_soprano sax, Alison Blunt_violin, Vinni Golia_reeds, Lisa Mezzacappa_double bass
Duende, Oakland, Ca, 21:00

30th, Gianni Mimmo_soprano sax, Alison Blunt_violin, Vinny Golia_reeds/wind, Scott R. Looney_piano, Lisa Mezzacappa_double bass
Tom’s place- 4-33, Berkeley, Ca, 17:00
 
June
 
1st, Gianni Mimmo_soprano sax, Alison Blunt_violin, Vinni Golia_reeds, Lisa Mezzacappa_double bass
Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, 20:00

4th, Brooklyn Music Now!
Ras Moshi, Lisette Santiago de Faria, Dafna Naphtali, John Pietaro, Rocco John Lacovone and Reuben Radding
+
Alison Blunt (UK)-Violin, Gianni Mimmo (IT)-Soprano Sax and Julia Barclay-Morton (US)-Text/Voice
The Commons Building, 388 Atlantic Avenue, New York, 7:00pm $11

5th, Gianni Mimmo_soprano sax, Alison Blunt_violin, Viv Corringham_voice, Andrea Parkins_accordion & electronics
Tanya Kalmanovitch_viola, Mat Maneri_viola
Douglass Street Music Collective, Brooklyn, NY, 8:00 pm

6th, Gianni Mimmo_soprano sax, Alison Blunt_violin
Downtown Music Gallery, New York, 6:00 pm

7th, Gianni Mimmo_soprano sax, Alison Blunt_violin
International Society of Improvised Music 2014 Conference
“Cross-Cultural Improvisation III”
New School’s 13th st. Building, New York, 5:00pm
 
20, 21 & 22, “England Expects” composition/ installation commission with Allan Giddy (AU) for Tone Festival, Canterbury
 
21st, Ivor Kallin (violin/viola) and Alison Blunt (violin) at London Anarchists Solstice Party
Queens Head, Brixton
 
 
July
 
 
3rd, devised improvised performances for private view of exhibition of Kate McMillan, ACME
with Steve Beresford, Adam Bohman and Beibei Wang
 
6th, with London Improvisers Orchestra at Cafe Oto
 
8th, with Annette Giesriegl (vox/electronics), Rowland Sutherland (flutes), David Leahy (doublebass)
Horse Improv Club at The Doghouse, Kennington
 
12th, with David Leahy (aka Lode) at Colourcape in Ipswich
 
15th, with Audrey Lauro (alto sax) and Neil Metcalfe (flute) at Fizzle, The Lamp Tavern, Barford Street, Birmingham
 
23rd, at Berlin Atonal with Annie Piva, Eddie George and Mark Sanders
 
 
August
 
2nd, commissioned performance at Wray Castle, Cumbria, thanks to the Octopus Collective
 
10th, performing with Alex Ward and Patric Thorman at Blow Out Festival in London
 
15th, performing with excellent colleagues at a benefit concert for wonderful musician Kenny Wheeler
at Epic, 13-15 Stoke Newington Road, N16 8BH Friday August 15th - doors 7pm
£12 and £10
Evan Parker/Steve Beresford/Olie Brice/Mark Sanders
Alison Blunt Ensemble: Neil Metcalfe Mark Sanders Dylan Bates Sue Ferrar Phil Wachsmann Noura Sanatian
Aleks Kolkowski Alison Blunt Sylvia Hallett Benedict Taylor Olie Brice David Leahy
Ray Warleigh Quartet
Reuben Fowler Big Band playing KW's The Jigsaw, Sea Lady, 2005 Suite and original material
DJ John Coxon playing Kenny records
Kenny has not been able to work for health reasons for most of the year. In this first benefit concert, some of his friends from the free scene and the Reuben Fowler Big Band present their tribute to one of the world's greatest musicians.
 
September 2014
 
7th, with London Improvisers Orchestra at EPIC Dalston, London
 
9th, solo performance at Sonic Imperfections, The Montague Arms, Peckham
 
14th, Barrel with and without Manuel Miethe (soprano sax) at Microtonal Soundworlds /Musik21-Festival 
Jazzschmiede Düsseldorf, Himmelgeister Str. 107g, 40225 Düsseldorf
 
20th, with Alison Blunt Ensemble at Colourscape Music Festival, Clapham Common
 
23rd, Eating Sound - small chamber orchestra perform specially composed music by Sam Bailey
for the Truscott Arms banquet - Truscott Arms, West London
 
27th, with Hanam Q at AUT Fest
Noyman Miller, Hauptstraße 89, 12159 Berlin
 
 
October
 
5th, solo and HANAM Quintet sets at Sibiu Jazz and More festival, Sibiu, Romania
 
8th, 7.30 pm Sleepwalkers at The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 9ES ( www.theoldchurch.org.uk)
Tickets £10/£8 on the door or in advance from  http://www.wegottickets.com/event/286485
 
14th, Barrel at Sonic Imperfections, The Montague Arms, Peckham
 
19th, 7.30pm, performing with the Birthday Quartet (Mardyah Tucker, Hilary Sturt, Ian Pressland et moi)
at ‘Composer Portrait - Sarah Collins’ 50th Birthday Celebration Concert
 
 
November
 
19th, house concert , 6 Vlaamse Kunstlaan Antwerp / 20H00 BELGIUM
Alison Blunt (violin)uk / Mark Sanders uk (drums) / Audrey Lauro fr (alto sax)
 
21st, CROXHAPOX, lucas munichstraat 76/82, 9000 gent BELGIUM
Alison Blunt uk (violin) / Mark Sanders uk (drums) / Peter Jacquemyn bel (bass)/ Audrey Lauro fr (alto sax)
 
 
December 2014
 
2nd, 7.30pm ‘Mycelium’ improvising string ensembling
Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, OX1 2AQ Oxford, Oxfordshire
 
5th, Solo set at Scaledown C’mas Special
7.00pm to 11pm, The King and Queen, 1 Foley Street,  London, W1W 6DL
 
7th, with London Improvisers Orchestra at Cafe Oto, London
 
10th, with HANAM accompanying a Buster Keaton silent movie, in Berlin (details soon) : ))))
 
11th with HANAM at Jazz im MIM / Tiergartenstraße 1, 10785 Berlin
 
12th, with HANAM at Noyman Miller, Hauptstraße 89, 12159 Berlin
 
 
 
January 2015
 
10th, with Barcode Quartet at All Ears Festival, Oslo, Norway
 
30th, with Berlin Improvisers Orchestra and special guest *Eva Mattes*
at WABE, Berlin
 
31st, 20:30 Birthday Concert @ Kühlspot Social Club, 74-79 Lehderstrasse, (Hinterhof links) 13086 Berlin
mit Fahrrad kommt man am besten an; öffentlicher Verkehr: Strassenbahn M2 oder M13, oder Bus 156, oder 158 nach Prenzlauer Allee/ Ostsee Strasse
1st set: Tommaso Vespo: p/ Davide Piersanti: tr/ Gioele Pagliaccia: dr/ Horst Nonnenmacher:dr
2nd set: Hanam Quintet
 
February
 
1st, London Improvisers Orchestra at EPIC, Dalston, London
 
6th, with Dirar Kalash and John Edwards at Hundred Years Gallery, London
 
10th, with Dirar Kalash, Hannah Marshall and Neil Metcalfe at Fizzle, Birmingham
 
11th 2 duo sets with Dirar Kalash (1st on doublebass, 2nd on electronics) at Tubers Music Series, Manchester
also that night, David Birchall + Otto Willberg
 
13th with Gianni Mimmo, Harri Sjöström and Benedict Taylor at Hundred Years Gallery, London
 
21st, h19:00 duo with Gianni Mimmo at exhibition opening
N’Importe Quoi, Burgstraat 11, Gent – Belgium
 
22nd, Gianni Mimmo and Alison Blunt + The Flames
(THE FLAMES: Jean Michel van Schouwburg_voice, Jan Pillaert_tuba, Marco Loprieno_winds, Kostas Tatsakis_drums)
EX-I-T Loft, Rue Scheutveld 7, Anderlecht, Bruxelles, Belgium
h 19:00
 
March
 
3rd, 6pm, duo performance with audiovisuals artist Hallveig Agústsdóttir at exhibition opening Drawing Towards Sound
Stephen Lawrence Gallery, 10 Stockwell Street, London, SE10 8EY
 
17th Barrel at a special Sonic Imperfections Club night at Telegraph Hill Arts Festival, London
 
 
April 2015
 
 
19th, first outing of duo with percussionist extraordinaire Mark Sanders at Mopomoso at the Vortex (3-6pm event)
 
21st, with Eating Sound - small chamber orchestra performing specially composed music by Sam Bailey
for the Spring Banquet at Truscott Arms - Truscott Arms, West London
 
25th, performing live with installation collaborators Birthe Jorgensen and Jasper Coppes at Outskirts Festival, Glasgow.
 
May 2015
 
1st, Barrel at at Xposed Club Special during Cheltenham Jazz Festival
 
5th, with Illi Adato, Dave Fowler and Gina Southgate at Arch1, West Ham
 
9th and 10th, with HANAM at SCHNITTPUNKTE DER MUSIK, Heiligenkreuz, Austria
 
11th, with Anna Kaluza, Bernadette Zeilinger and Diego Mune at 7*Stern, Vienna
 
12th, with Anna Kaluza, Bernadette Zeilinger and Diego Mune at Der Geheime KunstSalon, Vienna
 
29th, with Gianni Mimmo/ Alison Blunt duo and Reciprocal Uncles at Stockwerk Jazz Club, Graz, Austria
 
30th, with Gianni Mimmo at ElbJazz Festival, Hamburg
 
 
June
 
5th, 20:00 in duo with David Leahy (double bass) and quartet with Leahy, Terry Day (kit, bamboo flutes & balloons) and John Butcher (sax)
L’Klectik, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, SE1 7LG, London
 
12th, with Angelo Contini (trombone), Fabio Sacconi (double bass) and Gianni Mimmo (soprano sax)
www.nextgallery.eu Piacenza, Italia
 
13th, in duo with Gianni Mimmo
Santa Maria Gualtieri church, Pavia, Italia
 
26th, in duo with Marcio Mattos (cello) at Arch1, West Ham, London
 
28th, Blunt & Shortt (Kate Shortt et moi) Co-MCs for improvising strings 12-3pm in the The Art of Improvisation Festival at the Vortex (27/28 June)
Vortex, London
 
 
July 2015
 
5th, 20:30 with London Improvisers Orchestra at Epic in Dalston
 
7th, solo set at Horse Music Club, at iKlectik, London
 
14th, with Hanam Quintet - new album celebration gig at Kühlspot, Berlin
 
31st, with Gianni Mimmo at St James Church, Barrow-in-Furness as part of Full Of Noises Festival 2015
Barrow in Furness in *CUMBRIA*, England