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A Wonderful Day

 20 April 2018 at 7.30pm 

A Wonderful Day

The Stoller Hall
Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1DA
United Kingdom
+44 (0)333 130 0967

Stephen Barlow Conductor
Mike Walker Electric guitar
Iain Dixon Reeds
Mike Smith Drums
Psappha Ensemble

We explore the connections between jazz, rock and classical. The centerpiece is a new work by the renowned jazz guitarist and composer Mike Walker. Psappha is joined by Mike and reeds player Iain Dixon in a piece that combines classical music with the improvisation and rhythmic drive of jazz. Mike also joins us as the soloist in Steven Mackey’s Deal, which intertwines rock and classical.

Romitelli’s palindromic work draws inspiration from German punk rock while Clyne’s A Wonderful Day features a recording of a Chicago street musician whose natrural, slow voice conveys a sense of both joy and struggle.

*Mike Walker’s new work is supported by Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts programme.

Anna Clyne : A Wonderful Day
Fausto Romitelli : Amok Koma
Mike Walker : Autonomy
Steven Mackey : Deal

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