Through September-October in 2018, northern line artists Archipelago will be presenting ‘BETWEEN WAVES’, a new project exploring the possibilities of improvisation, collaboration and creativity with female artists. Playing original, genre crossing material, Archipelago utilise improvisation as a catalyst to move freely within and outside of the Jazz/improvised music canon.
With the support of the Peter Whittingham Development Award awarded in 2017 from Help Musicians UK, and from Cobalt Studios in Newcastle upon Tyne, they are hosting a four-part residency gig series at free entry to the public. Receiving a huge amount of applications, they decided to focus on creating links outside their usual sphere, bringing fresh artists into Newcastle upon Tyne.
Each artist will spend two days with Archipelago collaborating and rehearsing new music before performing on the second evening at Cobalt Studios. Archipelago will be working with; Rosie Frater-Taylor, a multi-instrumentalist/songwriter, Faith Brackenbury, an improvisor/violinist/vocalist, Lisette Auton, a disabled writer/spoken word artist and Fran Bundey, a sound artist/vocal looping musician. This is an experiment in highlighting the transformative power of improvisation and jazz to cross genres and open up connections with artists in different modes, celebrating new emerging voices and northern creative scenes. To find out more go to https://archipelago-jam.com/betweenwaves