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Off The Page 2012: An Audience with Evan Parker

April 2012

The saxophonist discusses five pieces of music with journalist and curator John Kieffer at Off The Page 2012.

One of a small group of musicians who in London in the 1960s pioneered the art of free improvisation, saxophonist Evan Parker is a towering figure in British music. Over four decades he has stayed true to the restless spirit of genuine experimental practice, collaborating with a huge variety of artists and musicians in multiple contexts, from Noise groups to big bands and electroacoustic ensembles, in the process acquiring an international status as an instrumental virtuoso, inspirational group leader and catalytic label runner. For this event, Parker has selected five pieces of music by artists who have impacted on his own life and work, which he will discuss with journalist and curator John Kieffer.

The Wire and Sound And Music's Off The Page festival took place 24–26 February at The Playhouse Theatre in Whitstable.

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