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Alison Blunt


Blunt creates and performs new work utilising or consisting of improvisation. Born in Mombasa, Kenya, grew up in Nairobi and subsequently in the Lake District, UK. Finding her way from a classical violin training at Birmingham Conservatoire and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Blunt’s fascination with sound, motion and space has led her into national and international projects exploring the boundaries between art forms and genres and creating, performing and recording new music. Blunt’s activities range from composing for film, visual arts, theatre and contemporary dance productions to touring solo musical storytelling performances, from performances with interdisciplinary ensembles to arranging and recording children’s albums, from gigging with rock bands to gigging with world folk music artists, from writing about new music to performing and recording new music


Busy Butterflies

Label: Amirani Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Busy Butterflies; Ravenoville Plage; Humble Sonata; Dense-Dance-Evidence; More Than One Turn.


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Gianni Mimmo, Alison Blunt: Busy Butterflies

Read "Busy Butterflies" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Secondo album, anche questo edito su LP, per il duo d'improvvisatori composto dal sassofonista soprano Gianni Mimmo e dalla violinista inglese Alison Blunt, i quali riprendono il discorso intrapreso nel precedente Lasting Ephemerals e come allora ne traggono uno splendido poema sonoro a due voci. La prima facciata del disco--registrato nel 2019 nella Chiesa ...


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Evan Parker/John Russell/John Edwards, Pat Thomas, Alison Blunt/Benedict Taylor/David Leahy, Kay Grant/Alex Ward: Making Rooms

Read "Making Rooms" reviewed by John Eyles

Originated by guitarist John Russell and pianist/trumpeter Chris Burn, Mopomoso is an improvised-music organisation that has run a series of monthly concerts in London ever since 1991, making it the longest-running such series in the UK. Between April 23rd and 30th 2013, Mopomoso embarked on a tour of England which visited seven cities outside London. At ...

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I 10 CD nel CD player di... Nicola Guazzaloca

Read "I 10 CD nel CD player di... Nicola Guazzaloca" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

01. Massimo De Mattia -Quartet Hypermodern (Rudi Records -2014). Un lavoro in cui le individualità emergono nitide ed autorevoli, ogni elemento è inserito nel processo con salda intenzione e responsabilità, con sottesa energia lungo un percorso timbricamente vario e stratificato, a snodarsi fra le geometrie evocate dal flauto di De Mattia nel pulsare di ...


Lasting Ephemerals

Label: Amirani Records
Released: 2014



Label: Creative Sources Recordings
Released: 2014


Article: Album Review

Ensemble Progresivo: Hesitancy

Read "Hesitancy" reviewed by John Eyles

Ensemble Progresivo was formed in 2007 by saxophonist/clarinetist Ricardo Tejero after he had an idea of working with improvisation within a compositional context. Although he was not the first to have such an idea, Tejero says that his method of making music was born with the band. As with several other successful London-based improvising ensembles (Roland ...


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Gianni Mimmo & Alison Blunt: Lasting Ephemerals

Read "Lasting Ephemerals" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Il trentasettesimo volume edito dall'etichetta indipendente Amirani Records è un LP da 180 grammi, stampato in 250 copie numerate, che documenta un concerto completamente improvvisato, tenuto nella chiesa di St. Leonard's Shoreditch a Londra da Gianni Mimmo al sax soprano e Alison Blunt al violino. Il lavoro segue la cifra stilistica della Amirani ...


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Gianni Mimmo & Alison Blunt: Lasting Ephemerals

Read "Lasting Ephemerals" reviewed by Dave Wayne

To say that someone is a virtuoso on their instrument isn't a statement just about playing ability. Virtuosity implies a deep level of understanding and insight into the way an instrument works, its history, and its sonic capabilities. This knowledge extends to an understanding of the physics of sound production: the minute details of how the ...


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