Previously at the ICA - Events
3 Dec 2010 – 4 Dec 2010
Portico Quartet play a special two day residency at the ICA in December and they have invited fearlessly inventive folktronica whiz Leafcutter John to join them on Friday and trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf on Saturday.
Electronica meets 21st century-jazz in Portico Quartet’s melodic, rhythmic music that mixes the inspiration of Philip Glass and Steve Reich with a very contemporary kind of jazz improv. It’s the blend of ethereal saxophone, splattering electronics, otherworldly Hang, clattering drums and earthy double-bass that gives their music it’s unique sound. Their hook-laden, darkly atmospheric post-jazz has pushed them to the forefront of the contemporary music scene and their inimitable sound that has been compared to Radiohead, E.S.T and The Cinematic Orchestra amongst others.
Friday - Portico Quartet + Leafcutter John
Leafcutter, Photo: Vicki Churchill
Intrepidly innovative Leafcutter John is a multi-talented musician, songwriter, remixer, and member of avant-jazz collective Polar Bear, he melds found and processed sounds with acoustic instrumentals into a seamless and haunting mix. "Alongside Aphex Twin and Bogdan Raczynski – he's one of the UK's most fearlessly inventive electronicists.” (TimeOut)
Saturday – Portico Quartet + Ibrahim Maalouf
Ibrahim Maalouf, Photo: Denis Rouvre
French/Lebanese trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf combines jazz and classical Arabic music. Haunting, melancholic and subtle his sound flows between cultures.