Flock is a brand new collaboration between five leading musicians from London’s open-minded jazz and experimental scenes: Bex Burch (Vula Viel), Sarathy Korwar, Dan “Danalogue” Leavers (Soccer96, The Comet Is Coming), Al MacSween (Maisha) and Tamar Osborn (Collocutor).
The musicians were first brought together by drummer Sarathy Korwar during March 2020 for one of Boiler Room, Total Refreshment Centre and Night Dreamer’s more memorable streamed sessions from early lockdown. Featuring parts played individually and remotely, the set comprised re-imagined versions of Charanjit Singh’s ‘Raga Malkauns’ and Terry Riley’s ‘In C’. It caught the attention of Strut Records and the label presented an open offer for the musicians to create a new, completely freeform project of their own choosing.
Bex Burch: “Improvisation is composition in itself, so although the music was freely improvised, we sometimes chose to stay on form and rhythm, repeating melodies and groove, like a flock of birds following an energy that already existed. A collective following and leading as the music developed.”
Bex Burch – gyil
Sarathy Korwar – percussion
Dan Leavers – synths
Tamar Osborn – sax
Al MacSween – drums
Currently no concerts. Stay tuned!