A double bill of two adventurous large groups using improvisation and composition to create an exciting sound world.
The Merseyside Improvisors Orchestra was formed in January 2016 by Ged Barry with the aim of providing a focal point and meeting place for Merseyside’s adventurous, creative, musicians. Since forming the orchestra have collaborated with musicians such as, John Tilbury, Howard Skempton, Philip Jeck, Steve Beresford, Steve Boyland, Trevor Watts, Veryan Weston, Maggie Nicols, The London Improviser´s Orchestra and The Glasgow Improviser´s Orchestra. For this concert the group will be working with a group of Sheffield based improvisors.
Juxtavoices is an anti-choir of 25 mostly untrained voices whose repertoire includes members' own compositions and arrangements of classic modernist poems and found texts. Directed by Martin Archer and Alan Halsey Juxtavoices uniquely combines the outer reaches of improvised music and innovative poetry.