The Blank Canvas Octet - needs improvisers

The Blank Canvas Octet Play 50:50

The Liverpoool based promoter of "free improvisation in music" 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 closed 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" - for more information "System 50:50" click here

Interested names include

  • Ian Simpson, guitar
  • Paul Pignon [ Stockholm! ]
  • Phil Lucking, trumpets
  • Robin Hartwell
  • Martin Hackett [ Oxford improvisers ]
  • Richard Harding, guitar
  • Phil Hargreaves, 
  • Phil Morton, accidents and treatments
  • Julia Cadman, reeds, wind, voice
  • David Canter, bass clarinet

Lapsed members of the Octet: John Pearson, Adam Roberts, Yashashwi Sharma, Kristina Warren ( returned to the USA), 

To express an interest, to request more information, to communicate, go to the contact link on the side menu or complete the form below

Phil Morton

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