Ornette Coleman's Meltdown: New Guests Announced

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New shows announced include Mike Patton appearing with Fred Frith (18 June) guitarist Marc Ribot will team up with Evan Parker on sax and Han Bennink on drums for an improv session (16 June) Kieron Hebden (Four Tet) will appear with drummer Steve Reid and Mats Gustafsson on sax (20 June) Antony Hegarty (of Antony & The Johnsons) will be appearing with the Yoko Ono Plastic Band (14 June) James Blood Ulmer (16 June) Patti Smith appears with and The Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra (18 June) and the Master Musicians Of Jajouka will perform free shows throughout the festival on the Riverside Terrace. Also, Southbank will be hosting The School Of Harmolodics an intensive week-long course (14-20 June) in the Royal Festival Hall's Spirit Level for musicians, dancers and other artists interested in exploring ideas of making art inspired by Ornette Coleman's philosophy of 'Harmolodics', visiting tutors include Patti Smith, David Murray and Fred Frith. Click here for more information on Meltdown 2009.

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