New Music Biennial: GoGoPenguin
As Above So Below
J-Night Jazz Promoters
Renowned for the minimalist piano themes, deeply propulsive bass lines and electronica-inspired drums, the Mercury Prize nominated Manchester based jazz trio GoGo Penguin will create a piece of music inspired by the Northern industrial landscape in 2017 as imagined by Basil Kirchin in his work Abstractions of the Industrial North. Kirchin, who died in Hull in 2005 is the forgotten genius of post-war British music. British pioneer of musique concrete, leading light in the free jazz movement and a film composer who inspired Bernard Hermann and according to Brian Eno, the founding father of ambient.
GoGo Penguin said,
“We’re delighted to be part of the Hull 2017 and are looking forward to throwing ourselves into our commission Abstractions of the Industrial North and using it as a launch pad for exploring the soundworld and legacy of the great Basil Kirchin”.
This 15-minute piece will be performed twice, with a short Q&A session with the composer between the performances.”.