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Death Shanties / Oxford Improvisers @ The Cellar, Oxford
Thursday 7 August 2014, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Death Shanties is a new mixed media free jazz group featuring Alex Neilson (drums), Sybren Renema (alto/baritone sax) and Lucy Stein (painting/projections). The group combine references to medieval music, sea shanties and field hollers with the ecstatic cry of classic 1960s fire music. Stein uses primitive devotional images, food stuffs and even her own hair in visceral, highly textured painted projections making Death Shanties a unique and immersive live experience. Death Shanties’ debut album Crabs is out on 11 August on Bomb Shop.
Support from Oxford Improvisers, a collective of some of the most daring musicians who have a passion for creative music making in the moment. Oxford Improvisers will be made up of Dan Goren (trumpet), John Grieve (saxophones), Martin Hackett (synthesiser), John Jobbagy (drums) and more TBC.
More information at www.cellaroxford.co.uk/event/cellar-music-presentsdeath-shanties