Final CHEW YOUR EAR OFF! for 2015 – Sunday 22 Nov
It’s that time of the month again when the Engines Orchestra take over The Proud Archivist for the new interactive chamber series Chew Your Ear Off! For our final concert of 2015 we’ve brought together an eclectic mix of folk, classical and jazz soundworlds to close our Autumn season with a bang.
Join us by the canal on Sunday 22 November to hear the hauntingly beautiful compositions of multi-award winning cellist and vocalist Zosia Jagodzinska and later, we’ll discover how saxophonist duo Jason Yarde & Phil Meadows (eO Artistic Director) turn audience stories into improvisation! All curated with interviews and Q&A’s by the incredibly talented guitarist and educator (Birmingham Conservatoire) Jez Franks!
We hope to see you there!
Date: Sunday 22nd November
Venue: The Proud Archivist (N1 5ET) – Haggerston Overground.
Show Time: 4pm-6pm (Doors Open 3:30)
Tickets: £10 / £12 with a glass of house red, white or a beer. Students/Concessions: £6
Classically trained cellist and composer Zosia Jagodzinska performs intimate and atmospheric songs for cello, piano and voice. Her songs bring to life original poetry- influenced by the likes of Dylan Thomas and Rainer Maria Rilke- boldly confronting themes of death, sex, love and uncertainty in a harmonic language which lies- unsettled- somewhere between folk, contemporary classical and jazz. Her music has been noted for its cinematic, highly emotive qualities, and been featured in independent films by British directors Oliver Guy Watkins and Tim Porter. Her debut EP- recently recorded with rising jazz star Simon Roth (percussion) – is set for release in 2015. In the past year, Zosia’s passion for contemporary music, improvisation and cross arts collaborations have led to exciting performances as a cellist and vocalist at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Royal Opera House and Polka Theatre, as well as collaborations with ‘Tavaziva’ and ‘Anna Watkins’ Dance companies.
Composer, arranger, producer, musical director and saxophonist Jason Yarde writes music that has been described as powerful, spiritual, evocative, rhapsodic, hair-raising and formidable. He composes across a variety of styles (progressive jazz, classical, hip-hop fusion, free improvisation, broken beats, R&B, reggae, soul, songwriting) and for a variety of media (orchestras, chamber ensembles, big band, dance, film). His potential and originality is such that he has been nominated for the Bird Award at the North Sea Jazz Festival and the Jazz on 3 Innovation Award for the BBC Jazz Awards. He also won the inaugural award for Contemporary Jazz Composition at the 2009 British Composer Awards and in 2010 was the recipient of a prestigious Paul Hamlyn Award for Composers.