Roderick Skeaping

Roderick Skeaping

Roddy Skeaping combines multi-instrumental improvising skills with therapeutic mindset and goals developed over years as a trained music therapist. He is focused on creating a new dynamic between artists and audiences and developing the more sophisticated use of the transcultural elements in music to further enrich free improvisation. Musical director for groups including the City Waites […]

Sukjin Kim

Sukjin Kim

Sukjin Kim, while studying fine art in Korea, joined a professional Musical Theatre Company as performer. Following further study she directed a multimedia Dance-Art Group which won 1st prize in a major University Competition consecutively for 2 years.  After graduation she joined One Stage Design Company (set designs for film The Red Shoes 2005). As […]

Peter John Cooper

Peter John Cooper

Peter John Cooper has over forty years experience in all styles of theatre including regional rep and national touring as well as community and fringe theatre. He has been artistic director of a number of Arts Council funded companies. As a playwright he has written over forty plays which have been produced on stages and […]

Julie Schmidt Andreasen

Julie Schmidt Andreasen

Julie Schmidt Andreasen is a Danish choreographer, performer and educator. Her interest in cross-art has led to collaborations involving film, paint, dance, photography and music. She is educated from Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School and has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from London Contemporary Dance School. Currently she is teaching contemporary dance at Gunslevholm, Denmark […]

Hugo Danino

Hugo Danino

A Jack of All Trades Because of a desire to explore what I’m not very good at and then the urge to give up when I achieve any recognition which I abhorr I’ve found improvisation to be most fruitful in these explorations Mike Leigh’s rehearsing over and over an original improvisation until its word action […]

Ergina

Ergina

I was born and grew up in Crete, Greece, where I took my first piano lessons. Trained as a classical pianist, my relationship with music changed completely while training as a music therapist. During the training I was introduced to the idea of free improvisation and was absolutely fascinated by it. Since then I have […]

Jo Gibson

Jo Gibson

My Musical Self: I play, create, listen to and think about music a lot. For me music is a forever learning practice, which is why I love it. My formal music education began at The Centre for Young Musicians, Morley College (I loved that place and wished every school day was at CYM). I then […]

Lascelle Gordon

Lascelle Gordon

Widely known as Lascelle Lascelles, today his output as a percussionist and composer reflects his early tastes in music, with genre influences from Miles Davis to Sun Ra and starting with an eclectic vinyl collection that catapulted him to fame as one of the London scene’s most influential DJs (Blackmarket Wag Club). If you’ve heard ‘I […]

Maddalena Ghezzi

Maddalena Ghezzi

From a medicine pioneer and a revolutionary listener two children were born. The boy went on building flying machines and exploring the South Pole. The girl moved to China to live in a hutong house with a ginkgo tree in the courtyard. The urge of generating sounds made her study languages and music. Her passion […]

Matthew Hardy

Matthew Hardy

Matthew Hardy is a trumpet player and conductor who trained at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. As an improvisor he likes to work with bold themes and find humour, drama, and lyricism in his work. He is interested in finding ways to make sure the audience is involved with and connected to the music, […]

Inês Lapa

Inês Lapa

Inês Lapa is currently a student of the Music Leadership Master at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she has been developing her artistic practice in various settings, exploring multi-instrumental improvisation skills and collaborative composition processes. A main area of focus has been artistic projects with communities, such as prisoners, young musicians, homeless people and […]

Jan Lee

Jan Lee

JAN LEE is an artist working at the intersection where dance and music converge.  This includes elements of somatic awareness, performance art, physical theatre, soundscapes and electronic/acoustic music.  She works from unfolding streams of sensation, perception, and relationship to the immediate environments, exploring the changing qualities that pass through us moment to moment. She performs […]

Kevin Plummer

Kevin Plummer

Kevin Plummer is a guitarist and composer who spent several years writing, performing and recording with the group Kenny Process Team.  Since the group disbanded in 2008 he has continued to compose ditties for The Windsors, a 4 piece rock group from London. Musically Kevin has great respect for a good melody. and so is proud to be an […]

Maurizio Ravalico

Maurizio Ravalico

Over the course of 25 years of professional carreer, percussionist Maurizio Ravalico has collaborated with a very broad range of artists, and building from a solid background in Cuban percussion, Brazillian music, composed music, funk and rock, he has developed a very personal vocabulary, and an original approach to percussion music. As a leader and/or […]

Fra Rustumji

Fra Rustumji

Classically trained (and still training), I was formally introduced to the concept of musical improvisation fairly late, when I was studying for my Master’s at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. I immediately loved it, especially since it proved that all the ‘mucking around’ I was doing in my practise was perfectly valid and […]

Kwok Pui Sai

Kwok Pui Sai

Sai, as an  illustration artist and live drawing performer has recently become well known under her artistic title: ‘a better hell’, When at work she loves to be thinking with her hand, easily loses balance on her feet – draws images that come crashing into her head, and also likes to create the illusion of reality. Her drawing is […]

Tobias Sturmer

Tobias Sturmer

I am a German multi-instrumentalist focussing on percussion, guitar and experimental music. I have a background in Jazz, Afro-Cuban and West African musical styles. Music has made me travel to many countries, as a learner and as a performer. This  later lead me to study Ethnomusicology in the UK. I am interested in understanding the healing […]

Heather Truesdall

Heather Truesdall

- Biography Originally from Boulder, Colorado, Heather Truesdall is a cellist, composer, creative collaborator and workshop leader. She is co-founder of the contemporary music ensemble Jetsam (www.jetsamsound.com), and has performed as part of the Bishopsgate Emerging Artists Program, the Bath International Festival, Cropredy Festival and the City of London Festival as well as in venues […]

Abby Wollston

Abby Wollston

I am perhaps more diverse musician, performer and thinker than meets the eye! My aim as a musician has always been to perform at the highest level whilst cultivating a living connection with many artforms. I was a  founder of the prizewinning ensemble ‘The Private Music’ and worked as a baroque cellist for many years […]