Match&Fuse FREE Festival 2012
WorldService Project have been tearing a path through the UK scene and touring with their ambitious initiative of match&fuse joint adventures in music with the brightest, dirtiest young European and Scandinavian bands.
Featuring 13 bands from eight countries from 15th to 16th June, this is the first match&fuse festival in a five year plan – Oslo in 2012 and Rome in 2012…
Friday 15 – in the Vortex from 8.15pm
From France – quintet of stirring music, elegant and poised jazz to punk to groove to bolero.
mashup big band
WorldService Project/RedivideR/Alfie Ryner
Fom Italy – progressive avant-punk jazz trio combining explosive energy, punk angularity with highly improvised music.
Led by drummer Mark Holub, from the UK Led Bib are the sonic equivalent of a volcanic eruption backed by a fire storm.
Owls Are Not What They Seem
From Poland – aggressive drum 'n' bass mixed with complex African rhythms.
Saturday 16 – in Gillett Square from 1.00pm
3 dancers / 9 drummers
Hackney kids & match@fusers
Les Rauchen Verboten
From Spain – momentous speech that describes violence, landscapes and stories of a raw, joyful and at times sarcastic perspective on life.
Rockpopjazz from Norway – led by bassist Ellen Andrea Wang.
From Ireland – two-horns-no-chords quartet led by drummer Matt Jacobson. Downtown grooves with catchy melodies and collective improvs and an influential dose of Carnatic music of Southern India.
match@fuse big band
Eighteen musicians assembled from all the bands.
From the UK – keyboardist Dave Morecroft leads “serious scronk jazz WSP crew through irreverent blend of face-slapping funk, odd metered grooves and a clutch of catchy, zizagging melodies all to dazzling effect” (Time Out).
From the UK – redefining preconceptions of contemporary British jazz to voracious crowds of old-proggers and muso-teens – virtuosity with mind-blowing coherence.
Saturday 16 – In the Vortex from 5.45pm
Pyscho jazz, stepping a fine balance between structured composition and free improvisation, syncopated and pressing rhythms.
Ahead of the curve Nordic jazz with a nod to British prog rock.
Tin Men and the Telephone
From Holland – seductive, funny, challenging, wicked. Great musical depth and strong rhythms – jazz in a new guise.
From Italy – electro-dirty-progressive- funk on a psycho-surreal mission to rid the cosmos of evil, armed solely with synth, bass and drums.
For more details including a map for the venue, go to Full Listings.