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Do you want to perform with Frakture Big Band?

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They are offering the opportunity for musicians to perform with the Big Band in February, that is 2 x Frakture Big Band concerts and two “rehearsals"
A great opportunity to participate in a large ensemble playing free improvised music and associated indeterminate compositions. Listen to some of the audio on this website to find out what it can sound like.

The Concerts are Friday 27th  & Saturday 28th  February 2009
There are two rehearsals that must also be attended.
1. 11h Feb 2009 7.30 –10.00pm the Bluecoat, Liverpool
2. 18th Feb 2009 7.30 – 10.00pm The Mello Mello, Slater Street

Where: Concerts
Friday Feb 27th , The Kings Arms Salford
2. Saturday Feb 28th The Bluecoat Concert Hall, Liverpool

Who is invited
Musicians who are interested in performing freely improvised-non-composed music in a large ensemble format. There is no formal criteria regarding competency or experience, however the curators will seek to create a balance with regard to instrumentation and perceived musical competencies.
Artists from other disciplines may be considered. Get in touch

How do I apply: use this form found here,
Any problems telephone 0151 709 6123 or mobile 079995 185 82

Fees & Expenses
There is no fee to the Frakture Big band for the two performances and so at present expenses and musicians fees cannot be reasonably met by either Frakture.org or from door receipts. There is a £2.00 “sub” for musicians to pay  each of the rehearsals to cover basic overheads & costs.

What happens next
Complete the on-line form noted above, and we will contact you to discuss your application. Please use this method but if you are un-able to use the on-line form you can telephone the office on 0151 709 6123, mob 079995 185 82 or write to the address given below:
Closing Date: January 28th 2009

Frakture Big Band Background
Since its formation in 1998 The Frakture Big Band has become an important part of Liverpool's musical life, acting as a conduit for musical exchanges, a meeting point for musical experimenters and a living laboratory for the experimental minded.

Frakture's starting point is free improvisation and thus it is so with the Frakture Big Band however from time to time it has turned its attention to compositions and other strategies too. The Frakture Big Band has worked with Maggie Nicols, Evan Parker, Phil Hargreaves projects: Disslocation Sermons & Chaos Concerto, Carlos Zingaro; Simon H Fell; Veryan Weston & Caroline Kraable, Eddie Prevost and recently Damo Suzuki. Listen to the Frakture Big Band, see audio links below.

The Frakture Big Band currently "re-invents" itself, its personnel specifically for each project and is curated or managed by Phil Morton & Adam Webster of Frakture.

Frakture Big Band: http://www.frakture.org/ensembles/fbb.htm
Audio: http://www.frakture.org/ensembles/fbb_audio.htm
Frakture: http://www.frakture.org

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