Fire! Orchestra + Morphosis + Soul Jazz Sound System

An exhilarating one-off performance from the explosive Swedish collective

26 September 2014 / 20:00
The Laundry

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This event takes place at The Laundry. Online sales now closed - tickets are available to purchase on the door.

Running times:

7.30pm Doors open
8pm Soul Jazz Sound System
8.30pm Morphosis
9.10pm Soul Jazz Sound System
9.30pm Fire! Orchestra
10.30pm Soul Jazz Sound System until late

Psychedelic grooves from across the globe – with Sweden's mammoth improv collective and pulsating rhythms on the dance floor throughout the night, until 1am.

The 28-strong Fire! Orchestra is all about blazing new paths and fresh approaches in improvised music – via motorik groove, psychedelic soul and fully liberated freak-outs. Join them at The Laundry E8 – London Fields' newest venue. Then sway into the night with Soul Jazz Records and celebrated Lebanese noisemaker, Morphosis.

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

‘Thunderous’ 4/5 Resident Advisor on Morphosis' EP Dismantle

Fire! Orchestra
Mariam Wallentin, Simon Ohlsson, Sofia Jernberg voice
Niklas Barnö, Magnus Broo, Goran Kajfes, Emil Strandberg trumpet
Mats Äleklint trombone
Per Åke Holmlander tuba
Anna Högberg alto sax
Mats Gustafsson, Malin Wättring tenor sax
Jonas Kullhammar bass sax
Martin Küchen baritone sax
Christer Bothe´n bass clarinet, guimbri
Andreas Söderström lap steel
Sören Runolf, David Stackenäs guitar
Andreas Berthling synthesizer and harmonium, piano
Martin Hederos organ, fender rhodes
Joachim Nordwall electronics
Johan Berthling el bass
Joel Grip, Dan Berglund bass
Andreas Werliin, Johan Holmegard, Raymond Strid drums

Fire! Orchestra

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This event is part of:
Beyond Barbican
Contemporary Music concerts

Produced by the Barbican in association with Cafe Oto and Qu Junktions

Barbican Contemporary Music
London’s home to the boldest new jazz, world, folk, contemporary classical, rock, pop & electronic music from across the globe.

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