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Laura Jurd & guests featuring the Ligeti Quartet, Dinosaur & Anja Lauvdal

Stepping Back, Jumping In

Fri 1 Mar 2019

Laura Jurd & guests featuring the Ligeti Quartet, Dinosaur & Anja Lauvdal

Stepping Back, Jumping In


Laura Jurd trumpet
Elliot Galvin piano
Conor Chaplin bass
Corrie Dick drums / percussion

Ligeti Quartet

Mandhira de Saram violin
Patrick Dawkins violin
Richard Jones viola
Cecilia Bignall cello

Martin Lee Thomson tuba
Anja Lauvdal electronics
Soosan Lolavar dulcimer
Raphael Clarkason trombone
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.

Date:Fri 1 Mar 2019
Start time:7.30pm (Doors: 7pm)
Venue:Hall One

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