Laura Jurd + guests ft. the Ligeti Quartet, Dinosaur, Martin Lee Thomson & Anja Lauvdal

  • Wednesday | 06.03.19
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • EARLYBIRD £12 /<...

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 tuba + electronics duo Martin Lee Thomson & 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 Karine Jóhannesdóttir/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.

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
Val Welbanks – cello

Martin Lee Thomson – tuba
Anja Lauvdal – electronics

Soosan Lolavar – dulcimer
Raphael Clarkason – trombone
Rob Luft – acoustic guitars
Liz Exell – drums / percussion

This is a mixed unreserved seating and standing show.