Whiteman / Prince / Thorpe trio Blank Canvas Jan 27th

Whiteman / Prince / Thorpe trio

Nina Whiteman – voice/stylophone
Simon Prince – flutes
Rob Thorpe – baritone electric guitar

The trio are drawn to the smallest of sounds, and embrace the spaces that frame them. With each member having a background in contemporary classical music, the music forms with a sense of detail and concentration.

Support act The Blank Canvas Octet

The Blank Canvas Octet is a project exploring free improvisation in music in a large ensemble context. It uses the ‘system 50:50` - where chess clocks are used to bring cohesion to the sound field which can often become cluttered. The result is a dynamic and shifting canvas of sound that allows small discreet sounds to be heard and deeper layers to be felt and expressed. An exciting project to participate in, to witness and to hear.

On system 50:50 “Definitely something with LOADS of possibilities - the reaction in the car driving back was unbelievably positive - no one could remember playing in a large ensemble that was so "open". The openess allowed me to play quietly, which meant the dynamics were incredible for an improvising large ensemble.” - Charlie Collins Sheffield.

Further details on the Blank Canvas Octet are to follow

Sunday 27th January
Ship and Mitre dales Street, Liverpool
Door 7.45 pm
Concert starts 8.00 pm prompt
Admission £5.00