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Wednesday, 06 June 2018 07:37

Blank Canvas Octet July concert

 The Blank Canvas Octet July Concert featuring Hedge & The Blank Canvas Octet

Published in Blank Canvas
Monday, 16 July 2018 09:35

Elephant in the room

Blank Canvas concert presents

Elephant in the Room.

JAMES WOOD, guitar;
MILES DOUBLEDAY, piano and keyboards;
CLAYTON JACKSON, drums, percussion, hang drum)

The Blank Canvas Octet

The Ship & Mitre
Dale Street

Sunday 30th September
8.00 pm

Full story and more details to follow shortly



Published in Blank Canvas
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 07:16

Charles Heyward, Third City

A true legend of the British avant-garde,

Saturday, 02 June 2018 13:42

NAWR Anois: Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh,

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh “the most imaginative and fascinating musician in all of trad”

Published in Wales events archive
Monday, 02 April 2018 06:18

Site registration process

Improvisers' Networks site, how to register

Sunday, 03 June 2018 11:29

Clang Sayne

Clang Sayne "A singular, defiantly independent voice in the lineage of Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush, and Bjork."

Published in Wales
Friday, 08 June 2018 05:44

Centrifuge Concert 43

praxis: arts presents



Concert No. 43



Centrifuge brings together an exciting collection of improvising musicians based across the North and Midlands. Coming from a wide spectrum of musical backgrounds, and working within different musical practices, they will combine in various small groupings to deliver a program of freely improvised music.

Since an inaugural meeting in October 2008 Centrifuge has been organising concerts, workshops, and festival appearances, featuring many leading improvisers based north of the capital. The locations have included; Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Huddersfield, Lancaster, and Crewe. There have been fifty events.

After a gap of 15 months, I am pleased to be re-launching this project at the Peer Hat, Manchester. phil morton


The musicians confirmed,

PAUL PIGNON, bass clarinet
PHIL MORTON, accidents and treatment
MARTIN ARCHER, saxophones

The musicians subject to confirmation are

MARTIN HACKETT, electronics

Centrifuge: where creative forces meet.


Sunday 22nd July. 2018


14-16 Faraday Street

Manchester M1 1BE

7.30 pm   £5.00 OTD


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Centrifuge - Q&A

Centrifuge - the important bit `is there an audition`

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Published in Centrifuge
Monday, 23 April 2018 17:34

From a whisper to a response


2008 -  featuring Phil Morton, Maggie Nicols, Steve Lewis, Anne Marie Howard, Julie Borkwood, Nicky Graves, Penelopy Xerri, Sarah Hymas and Xavier Bosch.

April 5th 2008 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm Picton Reading Room, Liverpool Central Library.

The venue is a whispering gallery, as can be heard.
Try listening with headphones.
The ticking of the clock, some 10 metres away from the microphone is present throughout.

This clip is a bit long, but there are some standout moments of beauty in hear, the performance follows its title, or am I just being nostalgic?

source file - Whisper Picton Minidisk Tr06



Wednesday, 30 May 2018 21:03

A Listener's Guide To Free Improvisation

A Listener's Guide To Free Improvisation 

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