ATLAS PRESENTS – SUITE FOR PERCUSSION AND ELECTRONICS. A NEW COMMISSION.
We are pleased to present a new commission by Rising Star pianist Rebecca Nash which will be premiered and performed at the festival by her band Atlas, alongside special guest renowned American saxophonist John O Gallagher.
Firmly rooted within the jazz context, ATLAS also cross into other sound-worlds, blending synthprov, driving beats, and improvisation with electronic elements and textural soundscapes.
This new commission, ‘Redefining Element 78’ Suite for Percussion and Electronics’, sponsored by Lois and Ian Thorn, is inspired by Ian’s fascination with drumming, his interest in contemporary jazz, and his wish for a magical birthday celebration featuring live performance.
ATLAS will also be previewing material from their forthcoming album Peaceful King due to be released in spring 2019.
Pianist, bandleader, and composer Rebecca Nash is creating a name for herself in the UK as one of leading musicians of her generation, currently performing with ATLAS, Entropi, Paradox Ensemble, and singer/songwriter Sara Colman. She was also recently selected by Serious to be one of their Take Five Artists.
Rebecca Nash – Piano
Nick Malcolm – Trumpet
Tom Seminar Ford – Guitar
Will Harris – Bass
Matt Fisher – Drums/percussion
John O Gallagher – Saxophone
Sara Colman – Vocals