John White’s birthday event — preliminary pictures

Here are some pictures from John White’s birthday bash at Charlie Wright’s International Bar and Jazz Emporium. These are just tasters of some really cool happenings at the show:

1) John White introducing the events to come:

White compere

2) John Tilbury announcing his set of two sonatas by John White, whilst wearing the most amazing sequinned waistcoat:

Tilbury cocktail style

3) Michael Parsons playing a piece about what Erik Satie would sound like if he had taken lessons with Arnold Schoenberg instead of Vincent d’Indy.

Parsons playing


4) Chris Hobbs, introducing his two pieces:

hobbs intro


5) Gavin Bryars introducing his piece:

gavin intro


That’s just a taster. We shall come back with more on this event. It was a wonderful time. Good music, great fun.

Author: Virginia

Virginia Anderson is a writer who messes with the EMC Blog. She specialises in the study of experimental, minimalist, and free improvisatory music. She also plays clarinet, and has recorded on Zanja, Advance, and Rastascan Recordings, specialising in new works for Eb clarinet and free improvisation.