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Live Music

Emulsion Festival  

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  • Duration240
  • Price10 - 15
  • Age-

Fri 27 Jan | From 4.30pm | Festival Pass £15 (£10) | Theatre & public space | All ages

Trish Clowes & Tom Harrison's multi-genre, collaborative music event comes to Birmingham for the first time. Emulsion V will be hosted by BBC Radio 3 presenter Fiona Talkington. Lots of free events and a Festival Pass available for events in the theatre.

Free activities:

4.30pm - 5.30pm | Arena Bar
Panel Discussion chaired by Fiona Talkington incl. a performance by Joe Wright.

5.30pm - 6pm; 7 - 7.30pm; 8.30 - 9pm | Foyer
Pop-up duos of Birmingham Conservatoire students

Festival Pass gives you access to any or all performances in the theatre:

Hans Koller Quartet ft. John O'Gallagher (with solo saxophone intro by Joe Wright)
Hans Koller - piano
John O'Gallagher - saxophone
Percy Pursglove - bass
Jeff Williams - drums

Trish Clowes' My Iris Album Launch (with solo saxophone intro by Joe Wright)
Trish Clowes - saxophones
Chris Montague - guitar
Ross Stanley - piano/Hammond organ
James Maddren - drums

Emulsion Sinfonietta
With special guest Iain Ballamy - saxophone
Trish Clowes - saxophones
Hans Koller - piano
Percy Pursglove - trumpetChris Montague - guitar
Ross Stanley - piano/Hammond organ
Calum Gourlay - bass
James Maddren - drums
Melinda Maxwell - oboe
Rachael Lander - cello
Max Welford - clarinet
Anna Ollson - violin

Following 3 successful events in London and one in collaboration with Cheltenham Music Festival, BASCA Award Winning Composer and former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Trish Clowes now brings her acclaimed Emulsion cross-genre music festival to mac birmingham.

Emulsion provides a platform for contemporary composition and improvisation and fosters collaboration between like-minded musicians. This special one day event will showcase a triple bill, with the Emulsion Sinfonietta performing a set comprised of new work from Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian, Percy Pursglove and Hans Koller, as well as existing Emulsion repertoire (including Joe Cutler’s work first performed at Cheltenham). Iain Ballamy & Joe Wright will make guest appearances.

Also performing will be Clowes’ new small ensemble My Iris (with Ross Stanley on organ and piano, Chris Montague on guitar and James Madden on drums), performing selections from Clowes’ new album of the same name, to be released on Basho Records on 13th January 2017. The Hans Koller Quartet featuring John O’Gallagher will open the evening.

In addition to these performances in mac's main theatre, the event will explore other spaces in the venue, featuring ‘pop-up’ solo and duo performances and a panel discussion chaired by Fiona Talkington in the afternoon. The work of students from Birmingham City University and Birmingham Conservatoire will feature throughout the evening, in particular two new works by Bobbie Gardner and Anna Olsson will be premiered.

This event will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Hear and Now and Jazz Now.

Find out more about Emulsion Festival on their website, Facebook and Twitter.

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