Monday, 14 March 2016
Schnellertollermeier + Motherese and Guests at Fusebox
Andi Schnellmann – bass, Manuel Troller – guitar, David Meier – drums
“Schnellertollermeier’s X makes a statement about what is possible for the guitar trio in terms of composition and performance in the 21st century, yet asks many new — and at the moment unanswerable — questions about them as well. It rocks.”
Aby Vulliamy – viola and vocals, Maria Jardardottir – vocals, Laura Cole – viano and vocals, with guest vocalists Kari Bleivik and Stephanie Hladowski
Motherese is a band of mothers brought together especially for this year’s Women In Music Festival in Newcastle run by Jazz North East. The collaboration involves a core trio of composers and improvisors, using an exciting combination of pre-composed music, structured improvisation and free improvisation, loosely exploring the theme of parenthood. The core trio have several dates booked in various cities, and in each place, they will be joined by local musician mothers, whose impromptu contributions will be incorporated with flexibility, sensitivity and creativity; all necessary attributes for parents adapting and responding to their families’ ever-changing needs. The organic and spontaneous nature of the whole process, in terms of writing, developing and performing the work, reflects our experience of motherhood; we’ve felt very inspired and excited and energised, as well as a little lost and overwhelmed at times. We’re confident that the music will be interesting and challenging and exciting and beautiful and moving at times, and we hope folk will want to come and experience it.
Doors open 8 pm, Music starts 8.30 pm. Admission price: £8/£6 on the door.
At the Fox and Newt, 9 Burley Street, Leeds LS3 1LD (opposite Park Lane College) Tel: 0113 245 4527.