notes inégales brew....The Miles Davis Project
Workshops with notes inégales and student composers, based on their hugely successful ICA Miles Davis Project, from 2008, realising ‘postcards’ inspired by Miles Davis.
Composers will present their postcards then develop ideas directly with the players. Peter Wiegold and the players will coach them in techniques for direct player-composer interaction. Postcards might be score or audio based, including sampling/live electronics. Composers, composer/performers may join the realisation/improvisation.
Peter will chair a discussion, including the participating local professional composers, discussing issues of ‘realisation’, improvisation and player collaboration, offering the young composers the chance to reflect on the workshop. Selected ‘postcards’ will be taken forward to the evening performance by notes inégales.
Brew....the Miles Davis Project
Postcards from some of the UK’s leading composers including, Richard Barrett, Colin Riley and Larry Goves, postcards from local professional composers and submissions from the workshop, go into the brew of notes inégales’ improvisation, directed by Peter Wiegold. The event will contain footage and live VJ processing and Peter’s new realisation of ‘Bitches Brew'.
notes inégales are one of Europe’s most innovative ensembles. They include some the finest new music players in Britain who are also accomplished improvisers. notes inégales move from playing contemporary repertoire at the highest (and most spontaneous!) level to ‘one-page’ scores to open improvisation.
Recent concerts at Kings Place showed the whole range of notes inégales activity, from open improvisation stimulated by a set of postcards commissioned by SAM, to working from the visual stimulus of Christian Marclay’s ‘Shuffle’ to the British premiere of Peter Wiegold’s beautiful recent piece ‘Earth and Stars’ written on Mozart’s centenary 3 years ago for ensemble xxj Vienna.
notes inégales are know for the vivacity of their performances, the sheer liveness and unpredictability, and for the range of their work , from tight and funky to chaotic and wild. Peter Wiegold conducts and directs improvisation from the keyboard.