A season of pioneering, atmospheric performance events set in a candlelit 15th-century church in North London, hosted by poet Cheryl Moskowitz (www.cherylmoskowitz.com) and composer and sound artist Alastair Gavin (www.alastairgavin.com). Each session features a different guest poet and musician, and an exciting creative collaboration between all four artists. So far guest poets have included Mario Petrucci, Phil Fried and Denise Saul, and there has been music by Glass, Messiaen, Fauré and Part, performed with cellist Ian Burdge and viola player Katie Wilkinson, as well as original live electronics and poetry works by Alastair and Cheryl.
This evening’s guest poet is the highly acclaimed and ever-popular Hannah Lowe (www.hannahlowe.org), whose first poetry collection Chick (Bloodaxe, 2013) won the Michael Murphy Memorial Award for Best First Collection. She teaches Creative Writing at Brunel University and is the current poet in residence at Keats House. Her second collection is Chan (Bloodaxe, 2016), which explores the cultural impact of her Chinese-Jamaican heritage, and in particular the British Jamaican saxophonist Joe Harriott, her father’s cousin, whose rhythms and tones infuse a large part of the book.
The guest musician is the legendary pop saxophonist Tim Sanders (www.kickhorns.com), a founder member of the famed session team the Kick Horns, with whom Tim has played and arranged for the likes of Eric Clapton, the Who, Blur, Beyonce, Stereo MCs, Baaba Maal and Sigma. Recent performances include Ronnie Scott’s and the Jazz Café with Maxi Jazz and the E-Type Boys, and as a featured soloist with Tom Robinson.
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