Fire! Orchestra

Soul Jazz Sound System
Friday 26 September 2014
The Laundry
2-18 Warburton Road, London, E8 3FN
8.30pm - 1.00am | £20 + booking fee | Buy Tickets

Experience the seismic energy of this 28-strong free jazz big band from Sweden.

Channeling the spirit of free jazz big bands of the past, Fire! Orchestra is all about blazing new paths and fresh approaches in improvised music – via motorik groove, psychedelic soul and fully liberated freak-outs. The dynamic range is enormous, from stripped back brass to storms of percussion, woodwind and vocal incantations segued into velocity-suspended climaxes.

At the core of Fire! is the trio of saxophonist Mats Gustafsson (The Thing), bassist Johan Berthling (Tape) and drummer Andreas Werliin (Wildbirds & Peacedrums). For this show, they will take their musical adventure to the next level as they are joined by a vast guest list of players and singers from the alive and kicking Swedish jazz, improv and avant rock music scene.

‘The Swedish trio go live with a 28-piece orchestra for incantatory female voices, moving from the Ornette Coleman´s Prince Street chants to soused big-band Carla Bley jazz screams and the hypnotic heavy dirge of Sleep´s Dopesmoker’Mojo


Part of Transcender. Produced by The Barbican in association with Qu Junktions and Cafe Oto

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