Cosy Nook with Thea Mesirow & Aaron Foster Breilyn

The last Cosy Nook of 2019 with New York based Thea Mesirow & Aaron Foster Breilyn for the 5th and last concert of their Actualizing Communities European tour (Amsterdam, Berlin, Düsseldorf, London).


Performed by Stephan Barrett (clarinet), Aaron Foster Breilyn (gongs, melodica, otamatone), Martin Clarke (saxophone), John Eyles (saxophone), Chris Hill (alto recorder, ukulele), Peter Keserue ( melodica, objects), Thea Mesirow (cello), Alfonso Spina (percussive objects), Sebastian Sterkowicz (acoustic guitar, bow), Emmanuelle Waeckerlé (ektarat, voice), Mirei Yazawa (trumpet, movement)

Meditation XI (Pauline Oliveros), some and else where (Emmanuelle Waeckerlé), The Propogation of Dust (Jeff Brown), servation in abeyance (Aaron Foster Breilyn), Do we still have time? (Antoine Beuger).


Thea Mesirow

A cellist who performs contemporary and classical music, as well as rock, pop, musical theatre, and recording for film. As both a soloist and collaborator Thea has worked with the likes of Michael Pisaro, Evan Ziporyn, Christopher Adler, Reiko Füting, Annie Gosfield, and Sofia Gubaidulina. A member of Quartet121, The Nouveau Classical Project, Artists by Any Other Name, one-half of Berrow Duo. She is a strong advocate for women in music.

Aaron Foster Breilyn

A composer and performer whose music often focuses on the tension on the tension and politics in musical situations. He is the co-founder and co-director of the ‘co-incidence festival in Boston.

Thea and Aaron  have been collaborating for 7 years and met when studying at California Institute of the Arts.

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).