Loré Lixenberg at Café OTO 2019
Led by composer saxophonist Matt London Ensemble Entropy is a dynamic new music ensemble / group / band exploring the space between composed contemporary music and free improvisation.
Made up of experienced musicians from these differing practices; Seth Bennett [double bass], Georgia Cooke [flute] and Rebecca Raimondi [violin] are able to explore and blend these musics authentically creating performances that are original and never the same.
By setting up an open uninhibited environment we challenge composers to devise pieces exploring the impromptu finding their own solutions.
Gigs / concerts often include featured guests to showcase their talents before joining the ensemble! These include; improvisation piano maverick Matthew Bourne, free improvisation giant Mark Sanders [drums] and electronics inventor Jenn Kirby.
February 2018 saw a large ensemble edition of the group at IKLECTIK named Orchestra Entropy - bringing together 10 improvisers including Sarah Gail Brand, Benedict Taylor, Tom Ward to perform Matt’s extended devised work RITUALS plus music by Megan Steinberg and Jennifer Walshe.
RITUALS for Orchestra Entropy was shortlised for a 2018 BASCA British Composer Award in the Jazz Composition for Large Ensemble Category!