Trish Clowes’ Emulsion Splashes Out at Village Underground


trish-clowes-enulsion300Saxophonist Trish Clowes launches the third installment of her Emulsion mini-fest tonight as it takes over east London venue Village Underground for two nights from 28 to 29 May. First launching at the Vortex two years ago, then moving to Kings Place in 2013, this third edition continues Clowes’ mission to bring jazz and classical musicians together via a vibrant mix of high-wire improv and specially commissioned music from UK names and international guests.

With funding from Arts Council England and PRS for Music Foundation, Emulsion III features Food, the ECM-signed duo of saxophonist Iain Ballamy and drummer Thomas Strønen, Clowes’ own group Tangent, Luke Styles’ contemporary classical group Ensemble Amorpha, contemporary vocal group Juice, Dan Nicholls’ Strobes + ByramArt (that combines beat-heavy electronica and improv with projected visuals) and the Emulsion Sinfonietta.

The PRS funding has enabled two new commissioned works: one from guitarist Chris Montague and Clowes for the Tangent group, the second for Ballamy/Strønen’s Food, both of which will be premiered at Emulsion III. The event will be recorded by BBC Radio 3 for Jazz On 3 and Hear and Now programmes.

– Mike Flynn

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