Emulsion will be returning to the mac Birmingham on November 2nd (8pm) and 3rd (2pm) 2018.

FRIDAY EMULSION SINFONIETTA FT. ALEXANDER HAWKINS

A myriad of small and large line-ups from the Emulsion Sinfonietta…

Alexander Hawkins – piano, Trish Clowes – saxophone, Chris Montague – guitar, Mandhira de Saram – violin, Lauren Weavers – oboe, Percy Pursglove – trumpet & bass, James Maddren – drums, Louise McMonagle – cello, Ross Stanley – piano & Hammond organ, Tom Harrison – saxophone, Donald Grant – violin

Programme includes:
‘Tinker, Innovator, Plagiarist, Spy’ – Percy Pursglove (solo trumpet + Emoji choir)
‘Composition 142’ – Anthony Braxton (full Sinfonietta)
‘Ulpirra’ – Ross Edwards (solo oboe)
‘The Master & Margarita’ – Trish Clowes (full Sinfonietta)
‘Prelude III’ – Marcel Dupre (adaptation, for saxophone & piano)
‘Gorm Shuil’ – Donald Grant (string trio)
‘Cushion Dance’ – Bela Bartok (violin duo, soprano saxophone/oboe duo)
‘Song for Saariaho’ – Trish Clowes (saxophone, cello, drums)

plus music by Alexander Hawkins, Tom Harrison, Chris Montague, an organ solo by Ross Stanley… and much more!

Tickets for Friday (8PM)

 

SATURDAY EMULSIFY

A new immersive event  (debuted at Emulsion VI) in which audience members can explore morphing between the roles of listener and performer with Emulsion members. Music led and written by Trish Clowes and Percy Pursglove. Also featuring “Sir Harlequin” by Nicola Lefanu (for bassoon).

Trish Clowes – saxophone, Chris Montague – guitar, Lauren Weavers – oboe, Percy Pursglove – trumpet & bass, James Maddren – drums, Louise McMonagle – cello, Ross Stanley – piano & Hammond organ,  Donald Grant – violin, Catriona McDermid – bassoon

Programme includes:
“Everyone plus everyone” – Percy Pursglove (emoji choir plus Sinfonietta)
“Sir Harlequin” – Nicola Lefanu (solo bassoon)
“I.F.” – Trish Clowes (noise choir plus Sinfonietta)

Tickets for Saturday (2PM)

 

Some video clips to give you an idea of what you’ll hear at Emulsion VII

Alexander Hawkins playing live with Louis Moholo-Moholo:

Live recording of Anthony Braxton’s ‘Composition No 142’:

Donald Grant (violinist with the internationally renowned Elias Quartet) with present a contemporary folk trio for himself, Mandhira de Saram and Louise McMonagle to perform. Here’s track from his album:

From Trish Clowes’s 2010 album (on this track with Louise McMonagle – cello, Freddie Gavita – trumpet, Calum Gourlay – bass, James Maddren – drums)

Interview with Mandhira de Saram:

Percy Pursglove & his Emoji Choir: