We will performing at Tottenham Soundscapes’ - a music project that offers an accessible alternative to conventional classical music concerts. With ‘community spirit’ at its core, showcasing an eclectic mix of classical, contemporary, world and the avant-garde within an all-embracing atmosphere.
When? Sunday 21st May 2017
What time? 15:00-16:00 (Doors open 14:40)
Where? All Hallows' Church (Church Lane, London, N17 7AA)
An interaction between three compelling players, Quest Ensemble bring a unique take to the classical piano trio format, collaboratively creating original work that seamlessly blends improvisation with devised composition.
Intrinsically contemporary in approach, this ensemble inhabits a lyrical sound world somewhere in the gaps between chamber, jazz, folk and 20th Century classical music – with intriguing traces of Vaughn Williams, Steve Reich, and Esbjörn Svensson Trio. Versatile players individually, fusing their backgrounds of Western Classical, Indian Classical, Jazz and improvisation, the London-based trio are engaging audiences in diverse venues including the Vortex Jazz Club, Union Chapel, Wilton’s Music Hall, and Southbank Centre.
They are also regularly invited to collaborate on cross arts projects, creating site specific installations and sound commissions for dance and visual artists.
Support includes performances from Oud player Saied Silbak, Poet Rolf Dragstra with Sam Beste (Hejira) and other Quest Ensemble collaborations.
Doors open 3.30pm, music 4pm – 6.30pm
Tickets on the door £10
The Sunday Sessions is a fortnightly event featuring some of London's finest acoustic musicians. Enjoy some tasty food and drink then sink into a comfy sofa and spend a lazy Sunday afternoon in the relaxed surroundings of the Union Chapel Bar.
After several packed out shows, Jordan Jackson and Friends is back!
Jordan Jackson and Friends is a night that celebrates good music and good company. The night aims to bring people together to network and enjoy music from the best independent artists on the London scene. Hosted by singer songwriter and pianist Jordan Jackson. A night not to be missed.
Quest Ensemble + Okina
Doors: 6.30pm till 11pm
Entry Price: £6 Advance | £8 Door
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Kicking off Darkly’s Artful’s autumn program we welcome the return of the wonderful Quest Ensemble. Joining them on the bill are Oxford based alt-folk group Òkina.
Music starts 7pm, Quest Ensemble play at 8pm
This will be a special private event with invitation only at a secret location in London
Phoenix Session is back with another taster night for music connoisseurs - short sets by some of the UK's most exciting new musicians at an exclusive venue, the Century Club in Soho.
Ed Geater (Birmingham) - live sampling of beatbox, layers of acoustic guitar, smooth vocals to produce electronic folk
Quest Ensemble original contemporary classical music
Penniless Cove: gin-soaked folk pop
Jordan Jackson: soulful piano based pop
Echo Wants Her Voice Back: gorgeous folk noir
Bound to be a special and intimate night, a double bill featuring Firefly Burning with their new album release, Skeleton Hill and Quest Ensemble. New Roots is a new concert series, and tonight's performance is at the Winemaker's Club in Farringdon.
Wed 8 October 7.30pm
Free / Main Space / Standing
East India Club, curated by award winning musician and Sarod player, Soumik Datta, brings together eclectic musicians to create nights of hybrid, genre-breaking collaborations. Mixing tribal, classical, punk, electronica, dnb, soul and retro rock, these nights go from meditative to wild. Soak yourself in deep and ancient Ragas. Then, let your hair loose on the dance floor to organic, trip-hop beats!
Bringing a unique take to the classical piano trio, Quest Ensemblecollaboratively create original work with a distinctive sound that seamlessly blends improvisation with devised composition. With intriguing traces of Vaughn Williams, Steve Reich, and Esbjörn Svensson Trio, Quest paint a unique and evocative musical landscape filled with lyrical melodic lines, rich harmonies, and interwoven rhythmic counterpoint. The ensemble features Filipe Sousa (piano/keys), Tara Franks (cello), and Preetha Narayanan (violin). In addition to performing, their work encompasses creative education projects, site-specific installations and sound commissions for dance and visual arts.
Quest Ensemble's debut album 'Footfall' is rooted in a sense of place that inspires the sound and imagination of their stories. In this show, Quest Ensemble presents ‘Footfall’ and more recent pieces in collaboration with visuals artist Somang Lee. With her poignant responses through live ink manipulation projected on lightbox, their unique sound world, and an intimate set-up of the space, be prepared for a magical and immersive performance experience!
Wednesday 17th September 2014, 7:30pm
£ 4.00 (adv.)
An interaction between three powerful players, Quest Ensemble bring a unique take to the classical piano trio format, collaboratively creating original work that seamlessly blends improvisation with devised composition. Intrinsically contemporary in approach, this ensemble inhabits a lyrical sound world somewhere in the gaps between chamber, jazz, folk and 20th Century classical music - with intriguing traces of Vaughn Williams, Steve Reich, and Esbjörn Svensson Trio.
With music as likely to feature a string quartet with a one-string junkshop guitar and a harmonium as a typical band format, Skeins combine a disparate mixture of influences (from post rock to film soundtracks and traditional European folk music) with their own haunting songs. A line up completed with addition of Dave Oliver, piano/flute and Tom Ruppel on double bass means we can expect shows to be chilling spines up and down the country in anticipation of their debut EP at the end of the summer.
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