London Improvisers Orchestra

LONDON Deptford Town Hall

21 years on from their first performances with Butch Morris, LIO explore the challenge of large- scale group improvisation in the Grade II-listed council chambers.

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London Improvisers Orchestra’s roots date back to 1997 with the Contemporary Music Network UK tour by the “London Skyscraper” ensemble conducted by the late and much-missed Lawrence ‘Butch' Morris. In 1998 the LIO started playing regular gigs and twenty years later is still facing up to the challenge of large-scale group improvisation, free, devised and conducted. The orchestra draws on a large and shifting pool of free improvising musicians from London and beyond. Currently in residency at the Iklectik in Waterloo, a double CD of live performances will be released this year.

Steve Beresford          piano
Douglas Benford        melodica
Ivor Kallin                    viola
Philipp Wachsmann    violin
Julian Faultless            horn
Dave Jago                   trombone
Caroline Kraabel         alto sax
Adrian Northover       sop sax
Klaus Bru                    C saxophone
Sue Lynch                    tenor sax
Emily Shapiro              clarinet
Neil Metcalfe              flute
Loz Speyer                  trumpet
Roland Ramanan        trumpet
Adam Bohman           objects
Jerry Wigens              mandolin
Theo Ziarkas              double bass
Dave Fowler              drums
Dave Tucker              guitar
Pascal Marzan           guitar