Maggie Nicols, Irène Schweizer and Joëlle Léandre reconvene as a trio – for the last time?
Les Diaboliques will be touring the UK this November. Formed in 1990, the improvising trio consist of UK vocalist Maggie Nicols and Swiss pianist Irène Schweizer, both of them members of the Feminist Improvising Group, and French bassist Joëlle Léandre of the European Women’s Improvising Group. It is said that this will most likely be the last opportunity to see the trio at work. So far dates have been lined up in Brighton (16 November), Derby (18), London (19) and Bristol (20). Tour organiser and researcher Deborah Withers is setting up a Les Diaboliques blog, which will upload archive material, research and images examining the work of Nicols, Schweizer and Léandre as individuals and as a trio.