The Dors are a new UK-France collaboration uniting four musicians at the forefront of contemporary improvisation, composition and performance.
Christophe de Bezenac and Sharkey are best known as two thirds of the critically-acclaimed, cutting edge trioVD, the band who took “a sledgehammer to preconceived limitations of jazz”. Eve Risser and Yuko Oshima are Donkey Monkey, a duo which “draws an ink moustache on the face of international creative music” – Yuko, from the vibrant Japanese rock scene, and Eve, with her virtuosic command of the piano and deep insight into C20th repertoire. Powerful sound collisions and moments of spine-tingling stillness combine with influences from gamelan music, musique concrète, experimental rock and electronica.
This is a JazzShuttle project which has been made possible by support from Sacem, AFIJMA, British Council, mjf and Jazz North, presented in association with RNCM.
The musicians spent four days in a Leeds studio to write and rehearse a set of tunes to play at their debut at the Manchester Jazz Festival. Read an interview with the artists involved.