Frakture Big Band – Call for Participations

Liverpool based creative music ensemble invites interested musicians to perform.

The offer,
The Frakture Big Band concert in March 2008 offers musicians the opportunity to participate in a large ensemble playing free improvised music and associated indeterminate compositions

The Concert is Thursday 27th March 2008 8.00pm
There are two rehearsals
12th March 2008 7.30 –10.00pm Venue to be confirmed
26th March 2008 7.30 – 10.00pm The Sandon Room, The Bluecoat

The Concert venue is the newly re-opened The Bluecoat in Liverpool, School lane, Liverpool including a new purpose built performance space and full technical support

Who is invited
Musicians who are interested in performing freely improvised-non-composed music in a large ensemble format. There is no formal criteria regarding competency or experience, however the curators will seek to create a balance with regard to instrumentation and perceived musical competencies.

How do I apply
Complete the on-line form noted above, and we will contact you to discuss your application. Please use this method but if you are un-able to use the on-line form you can telephone the office on 0151 709 6123 or write to the address given below.
Closing Date: Feb 14th 2008

Since its formation in 1998 The Frakture Big Band has become an important part of Liverpool’s musical life, acting as a conduit for musical exchanges, a meeting point for musical experimenters and a living laboratory for the experimental minded.

Frakture’s starting point is free improvisation and thus it is so with the Frakture Big Band however from time to time it has turned its attention to compositions and other strategies too. The Frakture Big Band has worked with Maggie Nicols, Evan Parker, Phil Hargreaves projects: Disslocation Sermons & Chaos Concerto, Carlos Zingaro; Simon H Fell; Veryan Weston & Caroline Kraable, Eddie Prevost and recently Damo Suzuki.

The Frakture Big Band currently “re-invents” itself, its personnel specifically for each project and is curated or managed by Phil Morton & Adam Webster of Frakture.

Frakture Big Band:

Frakture, 36 Windsor Street, Liverpool, L8 1XF. 0151 709 6123.