90 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 9AG
Ethereal World is a mix of brilliant cross-cultural jazz and classical musicians producing an array of global improvisations. The line-up features Laura Moody (guest artist – cello), Filomena Campus (guest artist – voice), Jackie Walduck (vibraphone), Rowland Sutherland (flutes), Nubya Garcia and Cath Roberts on saxes, John Edwards on bass.
Programme highlights include celestial offerings from Rowland Sutherland, a new collaboration from Jackie Walduck and Sardinian vocalist Filomena Campus, and finally Priti Paintal’s haunting Circles of Fire.
About Ethereal World
Led by Rowland Sutherland and Jackie Walduck, Ethereal World is both a music club night and an ensemble that features brilliant soloists known for their commanding performances in cross-cultural jazz, free improvisation, experimental and contemporary classical music.
About Jackie Walduck
Jackie is a composer and vibraphone player, whose work explores the exchanges between written and improvised music and the musicians that create it. She works with classical, contemporary and jazz musicians from beginner to professional, and collaborates with dancers, artistis and film-makers in a range of contexts to create new work.
In 2008 she formed Ignite with Wigmore Hall Learning a new type of chamber ensemble, working through improvisation.
About Rowland Sutherland
Flautist Rowland Sutherland enjoys an international career in many different fields of music. He regularly performs in new music and classical ensembles, jazz groups, symphony orchestras, various non-Western groups, pop outfits and as a soloist. Many of Rowland’s solo contemporary flute performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, London. He has composed and arranged music for groups, ensembles and for the BBC.
Composition commissions include those written for the percussion quartet “Ensemble Bash” and the contemporary music group “New Music Players”. In 2003 The New Music Players released a special recording of commissions by British composers called Crying Bird, Echoing Star on the London Independent Records label which includes Rowland’s composition Timeless Odyssey.
Rowland was commissioned by the worldly, contemporary classical ensemble “Lontano” for his work Espiritu Libre, which received its first performance at La Linea, the London Festival of Latin Music 2005 at the South Bank Centre. They also performed Rowland’s new version for gospel choir and ensemble of his work The Mystical Land, during the ensembles 30th Anniversary concert series 2006.
Rowland’s piano trio One for Hermeto was given its world premiere by the Fidelio Trio for whom it was written for. The event took place during the BMIC’s The Cutting Edge 2005 series at The Warehouse, in London.
About the Women of the World Concert series
Equator Festival launched the Women of the World concert series in 2007, with the simple aim of promoting female performers from all music genres, from all over the world. Each year Equator showcases the best in female performers, musicians and songwriters. Over the last nine years the WOW series has presented music from Africa, Eastern-Europe, Middle East, India, Australia and the UK. The performances have included everything from choirs to solo performers, works you have heard before and new commissions. Previous performers include: Beyounes Quarter, Commander-in-Chief, Hannah Marcinowicz, Ignite Ensemble, London Bulgarian Choir, London Klezmer Quartet, London Tango Trio, Monica Vasconcelos, Oclay Bayir, Shallu Jindal and Shiva Nova