Bevan/Janek/Looney & more 5th Nov

Next Tubers gig, see details here on facebook and Tubers site here.

Saturday 5th November


An intercontinental meeting of improvisers!

Scott Looney has forged a signature style using the inside and outside of the piano, plucking strings, using metal implements and other quick preparations, in combination to playing the piano normally. He has also developed a flexible, expressive voice with electronics using Max/MSP which is as effective as his many piano textures are…

Klaus Janek studied classical doublebass with M. Muraro, Venice and in workshops with D.Holland, P.Kowald. L.Butch Morris, Jaribu Shahid.
He explores avantgarde music and works on sound research on the doublebass. Gets involved in the improvised music scene and lots of traditional and electronic music, published CD (FMP, edel classics, Minor Music, Solponticello, Ubiquity and others), in between three solo doublebass CDs. Composes music for tv, dancetheatre and a houseopera, sound for Meta Design, Berlin. Art direction of various concertseries in Italy and Germany. Concert and festival appearances in EU, USA, Russia, Israel, Canada and Japan. /

Tony Bevan is an Oxford based player of bass, tenor & soprano saxophones. He has been involved with the LMC and Oxford Improvisers and performed with many of his contemporaries on the UK free improv scene: Phil Minton, Steve Beresford, John Russell, Pat Thomas, Steve Noble and many others.

free jazz tinged improvising from 4 great musicians all based in the North West
Stephen Grew: Piano
Phillip Marks: Percussion
Matt Robinson: Clarinent
Maxwell Sterling: Double bass

combines abstract expressionist visual art with experimental electronic-acoustic music to accentuate the similarities of both during improvised exchanges. Angela paints onto a contact miked canvas as Rod and Anton manipulate the sound generated.

@ St, Margaret’s Church,

Rufford Rd/Whalley Rd,

Whalley Range,


M16 9EA

8pm doors £5 waged/£4 unwaged


Catatumbo in Manchester

Catatumbo Manchester

Saturday 6th November


Ingrid Laubrock: saxophones
Ingrid Laubrock is a founder member of the F-IRE collective, currently resident in New York she has worked with Evan Parker, Kenny Wheeler and Polar Bear amongst others.

“darkly beautiful and breathtakingly inventive” All About Jazz

Olie Brice: double bass
A mainstay on the London improvising scene has played with some of the best players around.

Javier Carmona: drums
Javier is from Madrid and currently living in London.

“Olie Brice is nonchalant but consistently inspired; and drummer Javier Carmona is drivingly explorative” The Wire

plus support from Duo of Phil Marks (drums) & David Birchall (guitar)

@ St. Margarets Church,
Rufford Road,
Whalley Range,


M16 8AE

(church is on corner of  Rufford Road and Whalley Road: off Withington Road. Take 86 from town and get off at “The Whalley” pub. Map here. There will also be a bar on the night.)



Phil Mark’s group Bark!