This is an open call to join the Blank Canvas Octet.
Blank Canvas, which recently returned to presenting bi-monthly concerts at the Ship & Mitre, Liverpool is pleased to announce the creation of a "house band" that will play at Blank Canvas events; it is to be called The Blank Canvas Octet. It is the house band, it is the support act, the main act usually being a visiting group. The Blank Canvas octet membership is drawn from a list of 12 or more improvisers, but only eight musicians play on the night.
The house band - The Blank Canvas Octet - will play "free improvised music" but also use the music system, "System 50:50" - more information on "System 50:50" click here
Interested names include
- Ian Simpson, guitar
- Paul Pignon [ Stockholm! ]
- Phil Lucking, trumpets
- Julia Cadman, reeds, wind, voice
- David Canter, bass clarinet
- Robin Hartwell
- Martin Hackett [ Oxford improvisers ]
- Richard Harding, guitar
- Phil Hargreaves
- Phil Morton, accidents and treatments
Lapsed members of the Octet: John Pearson, Yashashwi Sharma, Kristina Warren ( returned to the USA),
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