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|Corrie Dick||drums / percussion|
|Mandhira de Saram||violin|
|Martin Lee Thomson||tuba|
|Rob Luft||acoustic guitars|
|Liz Exell||drums / percussion|
Curated by trumpet player/composer Laura Jurd, Stepping Back, Jumping In is a celebration of new sounds featuring world-class improvisers and contemporary music-makers from Norway and the UK, resulting in a dynamic 14-piece ensemble.
Mercury-nominated band Dinosaur at the core, Jurd invites contemporary string specialists, the Ligeti Quartet, acclaimed Norwegian composer and musician Anja Lauvdal and British/Iranian composer Soosan Lolavar, plus UK master-improvisers Rob Luft, Raphael Clarkson and Liz Exell to join forces to premiere some brand-new works written specially for the ensemble.
The ensemble will be premiering a number of newly commissioned works by various members of the ensemble, including compositions by Laura Jurd, Heida Mobeck/Anja Lauvdal, Elliot Galvin and Soosan Lolovar. A bold and ambitious meeting of creative minds, this is sure to be a unique and spell-binding evening, showcasing the sonic magnitude of some of Europe’s most intriguing and eclectic composer-performers.
Pre-Concert Talk: Laura Jurd in conversation with Soosan Lolavar
St Pancras Room, 6.30pm
Join the curator of this evening’s performance, musician, composer and bandleader, Laura Jurd as she discusses the art of composition with British-Iranian composer Soosan Lolavar.