Internationally-renowned saxophonist David Jackson joins forces with visual artist and poet Alan O'Cain in this captivating performance piece offering a cocktail of improvised music, soundscapes, projected imagery and spoken word. Exploring the tortured world of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (painter of The Scream) the work fuses art history, poetry and contemporary music to present a breathtaking experimental happening. No two performances will ever be the same.
Following a sell-out premiere at the Burton Taylor Studio in Oxford (with guest jazz trio Richard Leigh Harris, George Haslam and Steve Kershaw) David and Alan plan to evolve the piece to suit diverse and intriguing performance spaces worldwide. Please get in touch if you would like to bring this electrifying event to your festival or venue. (Variable running time and formats: 60-90 minutes.)
Edited highlights slideshow below (audio recorded by mobile phone). Special thanks to Dave Derbyshire for the event photographs.
David Jackson gained international fame with the group Van der Graaf Generator. He continues to bring his unique soundscapes and instrumental style to collaborations across the globe.