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|Greg Fox Quadrinity||20:50|
We are excited to welcome the master drummer Greg Fox for the UK premiere of his latest project, Greg Fox Quadrinity, which expands his solo work to a live quartet featuring himself on drums, Michael Beharie on guitar, Maria Grand on saxophone, and Justin Frye on double bass.
Greg Fox is a multi-instrumentalist, interdisciplinary artist, and teacher born and based in New York City. A versatile and prolific creative, Fox studied percussion with Guy Licata, Thurman Barker, Marvin “Bugalu” Smith, has a B.A. in Integrated Arts from Bard College, and has toured, recorded and released numerous records with Liturgy, Guardian Alien, ZS, Ex Eye, Skeletons, Teeth Mountain, Dan Deacon, Colin Stetson, Ben Frost, and many more.
The Gradual Progression is Fox’s latest collection of music released on RVNG Intl. On the album, Fox uses tonal palettes, or virtual instruments invented for each piece, in an intuitive and expressive way through Sensory Percussion’s hardware/software system that overlays sensors onto acoustic drums.
‘twisty, architectural electronic/jazz’ Fader
Ben Vince is a prolific saxophonist and composer who radically redefines the possibilities of the saxophone. Through extended technique, electronic processing and an open-eared approach to collaboration, Ben’s work spans free improvisation, DIY and dancefloor scenes in strikingly original style. He is building a reputation as a one of a kind live force who can veer from propulsive, full blast skronk outs to acoustically responsive ambience and is always in tune with the energy of a space. Following a recent collaboration with Joy O on Hessle Audio, and releases on on Blank Editions, CURL, and Depth of Decay, Ben’s latest LP Assimilation (Where To Now?) sees him broaden his horizons further, as he moves (in his own words) from ‘creator to vector, being bounced off by different forces’ with guest spots from the likes of Micachu, Rupert Clervaux, Valentina Magaletti and Merlin Nova.
‘Avant-garde saxophonist Vince’s striking fourth [album] favours warped vocal samples, harrowing hand percussion and swelling waveforms, 4/5’ The Guardian
‘An audacious solo album… that ventures to the furthest reaches of experimental song, free jazz, uneasy ambience, and bristling techno’ Pitchfork
This event is part of Luminate, our new contemporary music series at Kings Place.