There's only 1 week left until No One is An Island a unique interweaving of poetry and music for these fractious times on the 23rd November at St Martin Within Ludgate, London. The event will centre around performances from poets Raymond Antrobus and David Harsent with Reader at Large Grace Cookey-Gam interwoven with music. Here's a sneak preview of the musical talent at the heart of the event. Holly Cullen-Davies will be leading the following exceptional instrumentalists:
Tamar Osborn is a saxophonist and multi-wind player Tamar graduated from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2000. Currently touring with choreographer/dancer Akram Khan’s final solo production ‘Xenos’, she has also been a member of the Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra since 2009, and has performed and recorded with Kelis, Van Morrison, Billy Ocean, tabla maestro Tanmoy Bose in India, and in the acclaimed production of Fela! at the National Theatre & Sadler’s Wells and Africa Express (an on-going series of collaborative concerts between African and western musicians). She runs her own creative project Collocutor, for which she is band leader, composer and performer. Collocutor released their debut album ‘Instead’ in 2014, second album ‘The Search’ in 2017 and EP ‘Black Satin’ in 2018.
Bex Burch is a band leader of Vula Viel, has played percussion since she was a child. Ranging from orchestras (Philharmonia, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra) to chamber (Three Strange Angels, BBC Late Night Proms) to her own group and improvisation with Trestle Records' One Day Band, Bex plays a range of styles and instruments.
Here is a sneak preview of their talent in action: