Diaphonique - 5 Ensemble(s) + Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Diaphonique - 5 Ensemble(s) + Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Date and time
28 Oct 2022 (6:30pm)

Recital Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR


£10 (£8)

Booking Information

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saxophonist/composer John O'Gallagher

This concert, the result of a partnership between the Festival Ensemble(s) and the jazz department of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, explores the links between contemporary music and jazz.

Five students from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire join five musicians from the 5 Ensemble(s) to perform two new works commissioned to two composers belonging to the dual culture of improvised/written music : Sébastien Gaxie (France) and John O'Gallagher  (US/UK).

Four other pieces by the two composers complete this programme placed under the sign of improvisation without borders.

Sébastien Gaxie Colorful Waves (UK première)* - jazz quintet and classical quintet
John O'Gallagher Chimera (world première)** - jazz quintet and classical quintet
Sébastien Gaxie Rocking chair and Mountains - jazz quintet
John O'Gallagher Uroboros and Sudoku - jazz quintet

Commissions by Festival Ensemble(s), with the support of: *the Francis and Mica Salabert Foundation and Diaphonique, **Diaphonique

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Daniel Lockheart saxophone
Charles Humphrey-Lewis trumpet
Aidan Amann drums
Torin Davies electric guitar
Joseph Kessell double bass

5 Ensemble(s)
Cedric Jullion flute
Bogdan Sydorenko clarinet
Alain Rigollet trombone
Elisa Humanes percussion
David Simpson cello