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Fond Farewells / Freedom of the City / John Tchicai / Dan Flavin / Barbican Jazz

By Published: March 27, 2006

Dan Flavin. Hayward Gallery. Until April 2nd.

Not long left to see the Hayward Gallery's excellent exhibition of fluorescent tube sculptures by Dan Flavin. The exhibition is noteworthy as iPod owners can download five pieces, specially composed by Greyworld, to accompany five of the sculptures.

Downloaders should also note that sound artist Steve Roden, who last year visited the Serpentine Gallery, has made five of his soundwalks (totaling nearly five hours music) available for download via Ubuweb, a treasure trove of fascinating downloads.

Barbican Jazz

Forthcoming attractions as part of the Barbican's current season:

Hugh Masekela & Dhafer Youssef: "A Jazz Odyssey: Music & Migration
30th March 2006. 7-30pm. Barbican Hall

Hugh Masekela performs with his full South African band. The evening also features the UK premiere of music from master oud player Dhafer Youssef's new album Divine Shadows. Youssef mixes jazz improvisation, Arabic lyricism, dance grooves, and electronics. He is joined by some of the most creative names in Norwegian jazz, including Arve Henriksen.

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group with Dave Douglas featuring Susie Ibarra and Mark Dresser
8th April 2006. 7-30pm. LSO St Luke's

Material will include Douglas's Blue Latitudes, Webern Concerto Op 24 and Ligeti Chamber Concerto, plus music for jazz trio. Blue Latitudes is a new composition by Dave Douglas, written for trumpet (Dave Douglas), percussion (Susie Ibarra) and double bass (Mark Dresser) plus the 14-strong BCMG ensemble. The project brings together the three jazz artists to work in an entirely new way with the classically-trained players of BCMG.

San Francisco Jazz Collective (Joshua Redman, Bobby Hutcherson, Nicholas Payton, Renee Rosnes, Miguel Zenon, Eric Harland, Matt Penman and Isaac Smith)
11th April 2006. 7-30pm. Barbican Hall

This 8-piece collective was brought together for an annual residency in San Francisco. They will be performing a combination of new works by collective members, and paying tribute to the great jazz composers of the modern era.

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