Cooper Hall - Classical Music Venue
Teixeira/Riddell & Streifenjunko  
St Cecilia's Day Concert
Teixeira/Riddell  &  Streifenjunko
Sunday 23rd November
Cooper Hall presents two unique instrumental ensembles exploring musical styles ranging from jazz, electronic, improvisation, experimental and percussive groove. Canadian/British duo Teixeira/Riddell combines the diverse sounds of the cello with polyrhythmic drum kit, West African rooted kalimba and ambient electronics. Norwegian duo Streifenjunko presents the subtle interaction between muted trumpet and tenor saxophone. Proceeding two individual sets, the ensembles will collaborate in a group improvisation based on their collective material.

This event promises to offer the perfect antidote to the bleak British winter with ethereal atmospheric soundscapes and subtle instrumental colours combined with rhythmic intricacy.
Times: 16:30
Tickets: £15, Early Bird Price £12.00 (before 31st October)
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gregor riddell  and adam teixeira  
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Adam Teixeira – kalimba, drums, electronics
Gregor Riddell – ‘cello, electronics

TEIXEIRA/RIDDELL present a unique interaction between ‘cello, kalimba, electronics and simplified drum set molding a distinctive use of rhythm, harmony and melody.
The two musicians met at the Banff Centre for the Arts 2012 creative residency. Over the past two years they have developed concepts inspired from their first collaborations in their individual work (Texture, Monsoon, Living Room In London, Tre Voci Cello Ensemble) performing at international festivals and venues. The duo recently reunited in London where they are both currently based and has since performed several concerts in the UK. Upcoming plans include a Union Chapel (London) artist residency, performances at Café Theatret in Oslo (Norway), the Vortex (London) and Cooper Hall (Somerset) where they will collaborate with Norwegian saxophone and trumpet duo Streifenjunko.
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Espen Reinertsen – tenor saxophone
Eivind Lønning - trumpet

STREIFENJUNKO make vigorous music with the rare instrumentation of tenor saxophone and trumpet. Espen Reinertsen and Eivind Lønning have worked closely together for a long time to present truly unique and original compositions. During the last few years, Streifenjunko have played well over 100 concerts all over the world.

Streifenjunko released their debut cd "No Longer Burning" in 2009 on the record label Sofa, a debut that made Chicago Reader journalist Peter Margasak write: "Trumpeter Eivind Lønning and reedist Espen Reinertsen, two young Norwegians performing as Streifenjunko, knocked me out with their unassuming debut album, delivering one of the most potent and original spins on free improvisation I’ve heard in years." The follow-up record "Sval Torv" was released August 2012, a beautiful double vinyl on Sofa with video stills by video artist Kjell Bjørgeengen on the cover, that can be heard and seen at

Eivind Lønning and Espen Reinertsen are working together in other constellations as well, most recently in the ECM-recording band Christian Wallumrød Ensemble, and also in the improvising quintet Koboku Senju with tubaist Martin Taxt, guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama and no-input-ist Toshimaru Nakamura, as well as earlier collaborations with Sidsel Endresen and Keith Rowe/Kjell Bjørgeengen.

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St Cecilia   St Cecilia is ever present at Cooper Hall. Her image shapes our gallery window; her lyre our foundation's logo and motif on our piano; and as the patron saint of music her spirit resonates as a constant throughout the space.

Each year our St Cecelia's day concert is directed by cellist and composer, Gregor Ridell. This is our “once a year opportunity” to experiment with crossing over from classical music into other genres, fusing with experimental, jazz, folk and world music. Expect the unexpected!

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