N-Ex-T (New Experimental Tones)! For this collection of concerts we have drawn inspiration from the underground scene and publications such as The Wire. N-Ex-T explores the adventurous nature of live performance through the mediums of composition, improvisation, motion, sound manipulation as well as the abstract visual and avant-garde. This month we have…
‘Somersaults’ is an improvising trio made up of Olie Brice, Tobias Delius and Mark Sanders.
“This is European free improv at its best -****½“- The Free Jazz Blog
“a unique and rewarding listen” – Clifford Allen, New York City Jazz Record
“They still maintain their jazz roots in terms of language and roles, but stretch them as far as possible without breaking the mould – ****” – All About Jazz
Tobias Delius (tenor saxophone, clarinet) was born in Oxford, and grew
up in Durham and Germany before living in Mexico and Amsterdam. He is a member of the legendary Dutch improvising big band the Instant Composers Pool, and has also been part of bands led by Louis Moholo, Steve Lacy and Bill Frisell. His own quartet features Han Bennink, Joe Williamson and Tristan Honsinger. Now based in Berlin, where he is an active member of the improvised community performing regularly with Axel Dörner, Christian Lillinger, Clayton Thomas, Liz Albee and many others.
Olie Brice is a double bassist, improviser and composer. He leads the
Olie Brice Quintet, described by Richard Williams as “one of the most
interesting and satisfying bands on the current UK scene”. The Olie
Brice Quintet have released two albums, ‘Immune to Clockwork’ in 2014
and ‘Day After Day’ in 2017. Brice is also in demand as a collaborator
and band-member. He has appeared with musicians including Paul Dunmall, Evan Parker, Tony Malaby, Ingrid Laubrock and Ken Vandermark, among many others, and is a member of bands led by Dee Byrne, Alex Ward and Loz Speyer.
Mark Sanders is one of Europe’s leading improvising drummers. He has
toured and recorded with a who’s who of improvised music, including
Peter Brotzmann, Evan Parker, Wadada Leo Smith, Roscoe Mitchell and