Cosy Nook with Bouche Bée

First Cosy Nook with resident free improvisation trio

Peckinpah Trio #7 (2004) by Antoine Beuger

Ohh (2017) by Emmanuelle Waeckerlé

Bouche Bée improvisation set

Stones (1969) by Christian Wollf


Bouche Bée

(a French phrase that translates as “open-mouthed, gaping, gawping) was formed in 2005 as the duo of Emmanuelle Waeckerlé on voice and Petri Huurinainen on guitar. In 2015, the pair met saxophonist John Eyles when they were all involved in a performance of Cornelius Cardew’s The Great Learning at Union Chapel in Islington. The three began playing together, including at Eddie Prévost’s Friday evening workshops, leading to the saxophonist joining Bouche Bée for a while, the three playing their first trio gig in June 2017.


Cosy Nook

(since 2016) a small cove in South London, where we occasionally come together to play, listen to and share words, sounds and other gems, polished or unpolished. (Named after a small rocky bay littered with gem stones smoothed by the fierce tidal waters of New Zealand South Island).