| Social Virtuosity with Eddie Prèvost & London Improvisation Workshop

With Eddie Prevost (percussion) and from the Workshop group: Ross Lambert (guitar), Nathan Moore (guitar), Chris Hill (clarinet, objects), Crystal Ma (objects), Mirei Ya (trumpet, voice), Regan Bowering (percussion, objects), Emmanuelle Waeckerlé (voice, objects), David Grundy (melodica), Tom Mills (theremin), Jamie Coleman (trumpet), Ed Shipsey (voice, objects), Jordan Muscatello (double bass), Tony Hardie-Bick (electronics)


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Social virtuosity, a term coined by legendary vocalist and founder of FIG (Feminist Improvising Group) Maggie Nicols to denote the capacity for effective interpersonal interaction through music making, is what we are focusing on for the three concerts of this 5th season curated by Emmanuelle Waeckerlé.

For this last concert of the season, Eddie Prevost is joined by some members of the seminal London Improvisation Workshop running since 1999 (every Friday, 8 to 10pm, in the basement of the Borough Welsh Chapel in Southwark, open to all). The 13 improvisers, some longstanding, represent a small cross-section of the 600 plus cohort who have attended so far. The workshop is a small musical commons built around a weekly practice of personal agency and collective interdependence in and through sound.

“The workshop suggests that rather than seeking models of musical expression that are derived from elsewhere, each musician is better served by examining the materials at their disposal (their instrumentation-no matter what form it takes), and their responses to the results of searching for sounds, together with the overall effects upon the general (ie the ensemble) situation they are in.”… Eddie Prevost in ‘Letters to Mirei 2022) a printed conversation with Mirei Yazawa (artist, musician and workshop attendee since 2009.


A series of rolling duos and trios.
with Eddie Prévost (percussion), Nathan Moore (guitar), Crystal Ma (objects) Emmanuelle Waeckerlé (voice, objects), David Grundy (melodica), Tom Mills (theremin), Jamie Coleman (trumpet)

A solo by Eddie Prévost (percussion) gradually joined by others.
Ross Lambert (guitar), Chris Hill (clarinet, objects), Mirei Ya (trumpet, voice), Regan Bowering (percussion, objects), Ed Shipsey (voice, objects), Jordan Muscatello (double bass), Tony Hardie-Bick (electronics).

A BRIGHT NOWHERE – Journeying into Improvisation / extract (Stewart Morgan Hajdukiewicz, 2023 / current)
A special sneak preview of a feature-length film of a remarkable series of improvised music concerts at London’s Cafe OTO (July 2022) marking Eddie Prevost’s 80th anniversary.

Followed by a discussion led by Nathan Moore and Emmanuelle Waeckerlé.

This is the 14th iteration of the concerts series after Social Virtuosity with Maggie Nicols & Maureen Wolloshin (March 2023) Social Virtuosity with Eva-Maria Houben (Feb 2023), Concept ventriloquy | Cage, Ellis, Oliveros, Reage (May 2022),  Space ventriloquy |  Mike McEvoy, Plangency, Sea of Cables (March 2022), Seamus Cater & Alexander J. Ellis (February 2022), Parkinson Saunders (May 2021), Voice & Electronics with Sadd, Moore, Waeckerlé and Ziv (April 2021), Greg Caffrey (IE, March 2021), Marie Cécile Reber (CH, Feb 2020), Gildas Quartet (UK, Oct 2019), Marcus Kaiser (DE, May 2019), Stefan Thut (CH, April 2019), Jessica Aslan and Emma Lloyd (UK, March 2019). concert series

a collaboration with Harry Whalley, (bookRoom and the Audio Research Cluster at UCA Farnham,) around their common research in extended, textual, visual, gestural and object scores and ways to integrate or experience technology in text / music / film / performances. The project is supported by UCA research fund.