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Late Works: TWO

Concept

The second version of "Impromptu presents Late Works", the first incarnation of Late Works, where a group of musicians spontaneously improvised music in response to two painted folding dressing screens.

The musicians are asked to respond for a total of 30 minutes to each screen, with them being rotated midway. The screen itself stands in front of both the audience and the musicians, with everyone - including the musicians - experiencing it simultaneously, and for the first time.

Lexicon

/ɪmˈprɒmp.tʃuː/
• done without being planned or rehearsed
• a short piece of instrumental music, especially a solo, that is reminiscent of an improvisation

Specifics

• The panels for the screens should be found by chance, on the side of the road, then assembled and given to the artists to paint. The artists then have exactly a month to finish the work.

• The musicians respond to the first side for roughly 15 minutes, with the screen being turned around at the end at an appropriate moment, allowing the musicians to respond for a further 15 minutes. The performance shouldn’t be interrupted by the turning of the screen.

Credits

Artists:
Jade Delmage
Jack Shearing

Musicians:
Tara Cunningham
Wilf Diamond
Jesse Doniach Hughes
Jordan Hadfield
Kristjan Kannukene
Billy Leach
Joe Maclaren

Musicians selected by:
Billy Leach

Filmed & edited by:
Mathias Karl Gontard

Additional footage:
Ethan Reeves

Sound:
Antek Rutczyński

Concept, curation & screens built by:
Joseph Bradley Hill

With thanks to Chris Greenwood at Louie Louie!

Jack Shearing

The Garden, 2018
135 x 182 cm

The front of Jack Shearing's screen "The Garden" made for Late Works TWO
The back of Jack Shearing's screen "The Garden" made for Late Works TWO

The Garden

made in response to Jack Shearing's screen of the same name

30:01

Streaming links:

Jade Delmage

Holiday, 2018
180 x 120 cm

The front of Jade Delmage's screen "Holiday" made for Late Works TWO
The back of Jade Delmage's screen "Holiday" made for Late Works TWO

Holiday

made in response to Jade Delmage's screen of the same name

27:28

Streaming links:

More information about the artists:

Jack Shearing

aka / part of

Jack Shearing (B. 1998) is an artist based in London.

Participant in Late Works:

TWO, Paperweight I, By Ear

Jack Shearing

Jade Delmage

aka / part of

Participant in Late Works:

TWO, Paperweight I, By Ear

Jade Delmage

More information about the musicians:

Billy Leach

aka / part of

Corpse Boy and Others, Impromptu

Billy Leach is a composer and musician from London. Billy's event series and group of improvising musicians Impromptu in 2018 inspired Late Works to come into fruition, with the musicians continuing to perform at subsequent Late Works events.

Participant in Late Works:

ONE, TWO, 3, of Noise, 4

Billy Leach

Jesse Doniach Hughes

aka / part of

Impromptu, Oska T

A recent graduate of trinity Laban conservatoire achieving a first class Hons’ in Jazz performance, pianist Jesse Doniach joins the wave of young talent emerging from the London jazz scene. Originally hailing from East London himself, he has already built up a vast array of performing experience playing at venues such as Electric Brixton and La Villette in Paris, as well as gigging around England with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. His style drawing on a wide range of influences, he credits the likes of Thelonious Monk and past teachers Ricardo Del Fra and Aaron Parks (whom he studied with during a year spent at Conservatoire de Paris in 2019) as having major impacts on shaping his sound.

Participant in Late Works:

ONE, TWO, 3, 4

Jesse Doniach Hughes

Joe Maclaren

aka / part of

Impromptu, Morgan Simpson Group, Finn Carter Quartet, otta, Oska T

Participant in Late Works:

ONE, TWO, 3, 4

Joe Maclaren

Kristjan Kannukene

aka / part of

Impromptu

Participant in Late Works:

TWO

Kristjan Kannukene

Tara Cunningham

aka / part of

Impromptu, The Private View, In Tongues, Tenderhost, Wanderland

Bovine guitarist who likes oats!!

Participant in Late Works:

ONE, TWO, 3, By Ear

Tara Cunningham

Wilf Diamond

aka / part of

Impromptu

Participant in Late Works:

TWO, 4

Wilf Diamond