Holiday Special

Hello mopomoso-aphiles! We are delighted to share with you the upcoming mopomoso holiday extravaganza season. Tune in throughout the holiday season for a free celebration of freely improvised music! Keep an eye on this page for all upcoming teasers, news and links to the events.

December 20th 2020, 2pm GMT: The Christmas Party!

Scheduled on the usual day for the treasured mopomoso Christmas event, we present a collection of memories from cherished performances over the many years we have all been together.

Mopomoso TV team’s Charlotte Keeffe says, ‘how about accompanying this instalment with a Mopomoso Christmas Party fruity Moptail? Find your favourite glass, pop some ice into it, add some cranberry juice, orange juice and if you wish, a big splash of your favourite vodka! Serve with a cherry on a toothpick, dusted in ground cinnamon… enjoy!’

Mopomoso Christmas Party, 20th December 2pm GMT First up we have,

Alan Tomlinson (trombone) and Alan Wilkinson (sax) from 2013’s Mopomoso Xmas Party at The Vortex, London. Filmed by Kostas Chondros. https://britishmusiccollection.org.uk/composer/alan-tomlinson https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/artists/alan-wilkinson/

Next up we have, Nii Noi Nortei (string instrument), Peng Ren (throat singing) and Seth Bennett (bass) from the Xmas Mopomoso Party in December 2015 at The Vortex. Sound recorded by Tim Fletcher. Filmed & edited by Kostas Chondros. https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/artists/nii-noi-nortey/ http://www.sethbennett.com

Then we have a Mopomoso TV team duo from Sylvia Hallett (violin, electronics, voice) and Paul Jolly (bass clarinet). Sound recording by Tim Fletcher. Filming and editing by Kostas Chondros. http://www.sylviahallett.co.uk/ http://www.pauljolly.com/

Then a Christmas party stalwart, Jez Parfett (piano) at the Xmas Mopomoso Party in December 2018 at The Vortex, London. Sound recorded by Tim Fletcher. Filmed & edited by Kostas Chondros.

Next, there is Noel Taylor (clarinet), Julie Kjaer (sax) and Andrea Caputo (guitar) from the Mopomoso Xmas Party in 2013. Filmed by Kostas Chondros. https://www.noeltaylor.net/ https://juliekjaer.com/

And then a trio, including Mopomoso TV team’s very own Rachel Musson (sax) with Alice Eldridge (cello), and Seth Bennett (bass) from the Mopomoso Xmas Party in 2013. Filmed by Kostas Chondros. https://rachelmusson.com/ https://www.feedbackcell.info/

And now onto Viv Corringham (voice), Hannah Marshall (cello) and Illi Adato (electronics, percussion) also from the Mopomoso Xmas Special 2013. Filmed by Kostas Chondros. http://vivcorringham.org/ http://www.hannahmarshall.net/ http://illli.weebly.com/

And finally, a wonderful toy laptop quartet with Steve Beresford, John Russell, Kay Grant and Roger Turner from 2007. https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/artists/steve-beresford/ https://www.john-russell.co.uk/ https://www.kaygrant.com/ https://www.turners-site.com/

Don’t despair we aren’t done yet, to take us into the holiday Mopomoso season we have an especially made Merry Christmas Mopomoso, by Santa Sprees https://santasprees.wixsite.com and a special Mopomoso Rap by ENNÉ -https://www.enneartist.com/

Thank you so much for coming ‘out’ today, and please remember to check our website tv.mopomoso.com for the entire holiday lineup and teasers. Here’s a quick lowdown of what we have in store for you! MOPOMOSO HOLIDAY SCHEDULE DECEMBER 24TH 2020 2PM GMT: HOLIDAY CONVERSATION (AND SOME MUSIC TOO!) DECEMBER 26TH 2020 2PM GMT: FREELY IMPROVISED POST FESTIVITY LISTENING DECEMBER 31ST 2020 2PM GMT: GOODBYE 2020! JANUARY 1ST 2021 2PM GMT: WELCOME 2021! Please support The Vortex – http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk/

December 24th 2020 2pm GMT: Holiday conversation (and some music too!)

Join the Mopomoso TV team for some wandering thoughts, sounds and laughter ending with a beautiful film of the man who started it all – John Russell, captured by the wonderful Helen Petts.

Christmas Eve Moptail by Mopomoso TV team’s Charlotte Keeffe How about this Christmasy Mopomoso jammy Moptail Mojito?

So, take your favourite glass, add some ice, or maybe some chilled tonic water? Pop in a teaspoon of marmalade with some mandarin juice and then if you’d like to, pour two big splashes of dark rum and a star anise, stir to your liking and then sip away… Merry Mopomoso Christmas Eve folks!

Off we go, kicking off with Santa Sprees; https://santasprees.wixsite.com Followed by, a Holiday singing sweets by Elico Suzuki (suzueri) https://breadboardbaking.org

A behind the scenes look at how Mopomoso TV is made chat and play with the Mopomoso TV team communicating in an improvised way using lots of words and music, from London, Faversham, Hannover, Huddersfield, Luton, Tokyo, edited by dd, http://tv.mopomoso.com/the-volunteers/

Three Wise Monkeys, a trio about Christmas time with Susanna Ferrar on violin, Jerry Wigens on Clarinet and Pascal Marzan on guitar https://www.discogs.com/artist/695368-Susanna-Ferrar, https://www.jerrywigens.net/, http://pascalmarzan.blogspot.com/

The special Mopomoso Rap by ENNÉ – https://www.enneartist.com/

John Russell solo guitar filmed by Helen Petts – https://www.john-russell.co.uk/, http://www.helenpetts.com/,

Thank you so much for coming ‘out’ today, and please remember to check our website tv.mopomoso.com for the entire holiday lineup and teasers. Here’s a quick lowdown of what we have in store for you! MOPOMOSO HOLIDAY SCHEDULE DECEMBER 26TH 2020 2PM GMT: FREELY IMPROVISED POST FESTIVITY LISTENING DECEMBER 31ST 2020 2PM GMT: GOODBYE 2020! JANUARY 1ST 2021 2PM GMT: WELCOME 2021! Please support The Vortex – http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk/ http://tv.mopomoso.com/

December 26th 2020 2PM GMT: Freely improvised post festivity listening

Possibly boxing days cheapest event, sit back and relax and listen to some wonderful contributions of the music we all love so much.

BOXING DAY MOPTAIL What about this Mopomoso yummy, juicy ginger Moptail to accompany today’s Boxing Day Mopomoso blast?

Prepare your favourite glass with a little ice and/or some chilled soda water, pour in some ginger ale, lemon and/or lime juice, and some grape juice, stir in and add a generous splash of a spirit of your choice if you wish, maybe rum, vodka, or gin? Serve with a Christmassy cherry, dusted in ground cinnamon, or maybe a sprig of rosemary and pomegranate seeds… improvise!

And the program for today!

New York Guitar Duo – Ritual 2 of our partner Atelier Grammophon https://ateliergrammophon.wordpress.com

Phil Durrant, https://cafeoto.co.uk/artists/phil-durrant/

Marion Treby and Farandena Afifi, piano, cello (chair) in Marion’s garden

SIN-3-Intro (Source): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVaJ19-UT9g inspired by: https://www.youtube.com/user/Willischuettelspeer and SIN-3 (Burkhard Beins – Thomas Lehn – Georg Wissel) http://www.burkhardbeins.de http://www.thomaslehn.com https://georgwissel.wordpress.com

Emmanuelle Pellegrini improvised french poetry with Pascal Marzen guitar http://pascalmarzan.blogspot.com/ suzueri at Asakusa, Tokyo (18/07/20) http://suzueri.org

J Frisco features Lara Jones (sax), Megan Roe (guitar) and Jemma Freese (keys); https://www.facebook.com/jfriscomusic, https://jfrisco.bandcamp.com/

Gino Robair, In My Kitchen, by Helen Petts; http://www.ginorobair.com/, http://www.helenpetts.com/

AGogol (Sound) – Telemach Wiesinger (Film) http://a-gogol.de http://www.telemach-wiesinger.de

Mike Adcock, music played on tuned fragments of Welsh Ffestiniog Blue Roof Slates Recorded at the University of Gloucestershire by Alasdair Darling https://www.mikeadcock.com

Alberto Braida solo https://www.facebook.com/alberto.braida.7/videos/10225470158610352 Questa è la miglior festa rossa a cui sia mai stata (filmed by mcddavid)

The special Mopomoso Rap by ENNÉ – https://www.enneartist.com/

Thank you so much for coming ‘out’ today, and please remember to check our website tv.mopomoso.com for the entire holiday lineup and teasers. Here’s a quick lowdown of what we have in store for you! MOPOMOSO HOLIDAY SCHEDULE DECEMBER 26TH 2020 2PM GMT: FREELY IMPROVISED POST FESTIVITY LISTENING DECEMBER 31ST 2020 2PM GMT: GOODBYE 2020! JANUARY 1ST 2021 2PM GMT: WELCOME 2021! Please support The Vortex – http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk/ http://tv.mopomoso.com/

December 31st 2020 2PM GMT: Goodbye 2020!

An incredible host of free improvising musicians coming to you from all around the globe, freely floating us into a future and a new year full of joy.

New Year’s Eve Moptail by Mopomoso TV team’s Charlotte Keeffe…

So, for New Year’s Eve why not try this delicious, blackberry moody Mopomoso Moptail number in your favourite glass… Use the back of a small spoon to squash and mix together a generous handful of blackberries, then add a big splash, or squeeze of lemon juice, a little vanilla extract and a teaspoon of honey, mix altogether and maybe strain through any kind of strainer you have to hand to get rid of any hard bits from the blackberries. Once strained, add chilled soda water, stir and enjoy… Serve with some fresh mint leaves and of course, add a splash of your favourite spirit, if you wish…

On the program today, we have…

Twilight Zone (intro); Mopomoso Zone by Brutalust; Maria Sappho & Colin Frank (with small snippet of Raymond MacDonald saxophone), https://www.mariasappho.com/brutalust

David Ryan with/in a Hallway, Italy; http://www.david-ryan.co.uk

Pool by Carina Khorkhordina; https://www.khorkhordina.org,

Burkhard Beins; http://www.burkhardbeins.de & Axel Doerner; http://axeldoerner.org Tetuzi Akiyama / suzueri; http://www.japanimprov.com/takiyama/ for the full version go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHZ2oss-R4k Ivor Kallin; https://radiorevolten.net/en/ivor-kallin/

More Than Once by Stephen Grew; https://stepgrew.wixsite.com/stephengrewpianist/biography

In the Middle of Nowhere by Simon McCorry (cello) & Satoko Fukuda (dancer); http://www.simonmccorry.com, https://youtu.be/p-bU69c8v_I

James Bailey playing the trombone & sax at once performed at the Gerrard Art Space, Toronto; https://alonetone.com/trawnajim?fbclid=IwAR0zpXxFBHskY9scwI5DOOHgXV581JsgYDyM2TSqcgopdtZVSAgzuMF_z2I

Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra/Auld Lang Syne; https://www.glasgowimprovisersorchestra.com/ Dave Panton (bagpipes) & Terry day (drums); http://www.terryday.co.uk/, https://pantonmusic.bandcamp.com/

Russell / Durrant / Butcher, Leverkusen 1992, introduced by Tim & stru PPPi (1); http://www.johnbutcher.org.uk/index.html, https://cafeoto.co.uk/artists/phil-durrant/, https://www.john-russell.co.uk/

The special Mopomoso Rap by ENNÉ; https://www.enneartist.com/

Thank you so much for coming ‘out’ today, please remember to check our website; http://tv.mopomoso.com/ for the entire Holiday Specials lineup, schedule, teasers & more! And join us again tomorrow, January 1st, at 2pm GMT as we welcome in 2021! Please support The Vortex; http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk/

January 1st 2021 2PM GMT: Welcome 2021!

We couldn’t just leave you at the end of 2020, so we are back for one last holiday event – with thanks and love for the incredible community you have all created around this new Mopomoso adventure. We are honoured to have shared these passed 8 months with you all, and thank you for helping us make Mopomoso TV!

How about this New Year’s Day Moptail by Mopomoso TV team’s Charlotte Keeffe! WAHOO,

Happy Mopomoso New Year folks! Let’s celebrate this instalment of Mopomoso TV by raising a glass of Mopomoso New Year Sparkle… Taking your favourite glass – make it a champagne glass today 😉 and pour in some chilled, sparkly elderflower juice, or elderflower cordial with chilled soda water onto some ice cubes, add some pomegranate juice, and/or cranberry juice, stir gently and serve with raspberries, you could also add a splash of vodka or… treat yourself to some champagne!

On the program today, we have… Paul Hubweber & Joschka Oetz with Balm, filmed by Ebba Jahn; http://ebbajahnprojects.blogspot.com, http://www.joschaoetz.com/ https://paulhubweber.wordpress.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWNMhPWgH5c

Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra with Scotch Snap; https://www.glasgowimprovisersorchestra.com/ https://www.glasgowimprovisersorchestra.com/blog/flattening-the-curve/

Maggie Nicols (voice), Claire Turner (dance) & Ferdinand Bergstrøm (guitar); https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/artists/maggie-nicols/, https://soundcloud.com/ferdinand-bergstr-m

RSH improvisation class with in these times 2; https://soundcloud.com/hdathome

Yumiko & Yumiko; https://www.facebook.com/yoshimotoyumiko, https://www.yumikot.com/, http://www.japanimprov.com/ytanaka/index.html, https://yoshimotoyumiko.blogspot.com/

Jean-Michel VanSchouwburg with back garden sing; https://soundcloud.com/jean-michelvanschouwburg Sarah Woolfenden (trumpet) & Justin Harries (electronics) with Kotekasu; https://woolfenden.bandcamp.com/

Nelson da Rabeca, all the way from Brazil! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z3lgpVbE2Q

Maria Sappho and Colin Frank with Horses for Courses (brutalust); https://www.mariasappho.com/brutalust www.colinfranksounding.com https://brutalust.bandcamp.com

Chris Dowding with Mundesley #1; https://www.chris-dowding.co.uk/ Sothiac and Paul Jolly with Psyche, video by Michele Bernardi; https://sothiac.bandcamp.com

La Course Run! A video by Catherine Karako, first part of a dyptique about violence against women; http://catherinekarako.blogspot.com/

Jim Denley with Lachlan Swamp; https://www.discogs.com/artist/255734-Jim-Denley

Thank you so much for coming ‘out’ today, please remember to check our website; http://tv.mopomoso.com/ for the rest of the Mopomoso Holiday Specials 2020, teasers & more! And join us again on Sunday January 17th 2021 at 2pm GMT! Please support The Vortex; http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk/

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