This Autumn sees the launch of Interplay – an exciting new partnership between Tomorrow’s Warriors and Swedish partners Musik i Syd and Jazz i Malmö that will facilitate an artistic collaboration from 11-24 November between six extraordinary musicians from the UK and Sweden whose cultural heritage spans Scandinavia, Russia, the Middle East and the Caribbean.
Interplay will create a platform where musicians at various stages of their career can meet and collaborate, build lasting friendships, and extend networks. During a week-long incubation period in southern Sweden close to the Baltic Coast, each musician will bring his/her own personality and life experience to the group, providing a unique opportunity for new and diverse encounters through music, not only for the musicians, but also for the partner organisations and, of course, their audiences.
Following the incubation, the Interplay 2012 group will undertake four performances and a radio broadcast in Sweden, then travel to the UK to perform three concerts and deliver three master classes. Audiences in both countries will have an opportunity to experience fantastic new music created by these outstanding, musically diverse artists, and musicians in London, Oxford and Southampton will be able to brush up on improvisation and learn more about the collaborative process.
The musicians selected by the partner organisations for the inaugural Interplay are:
Yazz Ahmed – trumpet/fluegelhorn (UK)
Denys Baptiste – saxophones (UK)
Gary Crosby – double bass (UK)
Ira Mogilevsky – piano/keyboard (SE)
Samuel Hällkvist – guitar (SE)
Michala Østergaard-Nielsen – drums/percussion (SE)
17 Nov – 3pm – OSTERLEN Mellby-Atelier – Concert
18 Nov – 4pm – KRISTIANSTAD – Bluebird Jazz Club – Concert
19 Nov – 7pm – YSTAD – Ystad Theatre – Concert
20 Nov – 7pm – MALMO – Radiohouse Studio 7 – Concert and broadcast
22 Nov – 4pm-6pm OXFORD University of Oxford Faculty of Music – Workshop – 01865 276141
22 Nov – 8.15pm OXFORD The Spin – Concert – 07711 671647
23 Nov – 11am-1pm SOUTHAMPTON Turner Sims Concert Hall – Workshop 023 8059 5151
23 Nov – 1pm-2pm SOUTHAMPTON Turner Sims Concert Hall – Concert 023 8059 5151
23 Nov – 7pm LONDON – Camden The Forge – Concert 020 7383 7808