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music Tasmin Little


music Tasmin Little


About The Tasmin Little Music Centre The Tasmin Little Music Centre (TLMC) is quickly establishing itself as one of the centres of excellence for live world music making in Bradford and the local area. We programme a wide range of participatory music-making activities and workshops from Samba to sampling, djembe to dj-ing, as well as an array of blowing and singing opportunities in band and choir. Complementing this, we have a jazz quintet, community big band and Union Jazz Band that are open to all and resident pianists who specialise in (and teach) classical, jazz and bollywood piano music. In addition, a small number of professional concerts and more adventurous experimental sound events take place around campus and in the city. It’s all about live music, having fun, and bringing people together through musical participation! Joining the University Music Centre means access to performance projects, practice rooms with pianos and a large, well equipped rehearsal studio.


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If you are looking for individual voice or instrumental lessons, then we have a list of approved teachers, and many lessons are held at the Centre. All activities are open to staff, students and the public. Information: Mark H. Robinson Artistic Director and Fellow in Music 01274 233191 Email: Website:

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Workshops ‘Discourse of Resistance’ Gilad Atzmon: Jazz Improvisation Workshop (with a discussion about the life and politics of artists and their art) Thursday 24.9.09, 11.00-1.00pm Tasmin Little Music Centre - £3 Box Office: 01274 233191

‘’Atzmon’s music challenges the premise upon which the current Arab-Israeli peace process is based’’ says Karen Abi-Ezzi, Peace Studies Lecturer. A fierce defender of his beliefs and his music, saxophonist and clarinettist Gilad Atzmon blows his sax and his views with blunt honesty. A wind instrument, needs resistance for the breath to create sound, equally, good debate requires resistance to make it rigorous, interesting and fruitful. In certain circles Gilad Atzmon has established himself as a political firebrand. In a recent Guardian interview with John Lewis (March 09), Gilad Atzmon said: ‘’The politician, like the scientist or the academic, looks at the world and tries to tell us things about ourselves. I am an artist. I look into myself and try to tell you things about the world. We push envelopes because we look into ourselves. You don’t have to listen to me. You can take it or leave it. But it’s my truth.”

Concerts Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble with TLMC resident artists JJW Jazz Quintet Thursday 24.9.09, 8.00pm, Alhambra Studio, Great Horton Road Bradford BD7 1AJ In collaboration with Bradford Music Week Tickets: £7 full £5 conc/students Box Office: 01274 432000

“Atzmon sends his soprano sax and clarinet soaring over complex rhythms from all points of the globe with a poetry that never forfeits control.” Metro “Atzmon is an astonishing musician with a seemingly effortless ability to demolish and rebuild any old tune he chooses to play.” TIME OUT Born in Israel in 1963 into a secular Jewish family, saxophonist, clarinettist and social activist, Gilad Atzmon is regarded as one of the most original musical (and political) thinkers of his generation. His Jazz Album ‘Exile’ was voted Best Jazz Album of the year by Time Out Magazine. Over recent years, Atzmon’s music has shifted towards a cultural hybrid. As a bandleader and reed player he has amazed his listeners with a powerful personal style, combining great bebop artistry and Middle-Eastern roots in a sophisticated, sometimes ironical manner. Gilad’s live performances are simply breathtaking and overwhelming, you will be blown away.

‘Circular Breathing’ – Didjeridoo Workshop with Ed Oxley Sunday 25.10.09, 4.00-6.30pm Tasmin Little Music Centre (limited places available) Tickets £3, places limited Box Office: 01274 233191

‘Circular Breathing’ is one of the many extended techniques which Didjeridoo players master in order to create the beautiful, continuous and distinct sound of this ancient lip vibrated aero-phone. Ed Oxley, expert Didjeridoo artist and experienced performer/workshop leader, has led education projects on making and playing the Didjeridoo for almost 20 years.

This workshop will explore how Aboriginal players naturally incorporate breath and the sounds of the environment into their playing as they invoke the link between the real world and the spiritual one. Instruments provided - no previous experience required

BEAST Day - All Day Alternative Music Event Saturday 26.9.09 Brought to you by No Hands and The Good Form Club as part of Bradford Music Week in colaboration wih Tasmin Little Music Centre 10 Bands/DJs/BBQ The Polish Club, Edmund Street Bradford from 1.00pm til 2.00am ÂŁ5 for the whole day!

See Bradford Music Week for details Bands:

1.00-1.30pm 2.00-2.30pm 3.00-3.30pm 4.00-4.30pm 5.00-.530pm 6.00-6.30pm 7.00-7.30pm 8.00-8.30pm 9.00-9.30pm 10.00-10.30pm

Idiot Box Alt Track Lab Noise Worried About Satan Dolphins Wonderswan That F*Cking Tank Kong Telekinesis Sky Larkin

Rhythm & Beats Taster Sessions with members of Honeydrum Saturday 26.9.09, 2.00-4.00pm Tasmin Little Music Centre FREE

Honeydrum are an exciting music collective dedicated to a common desire to have fun through participatory music, creative vocalising, rhythm and movement. Empowering people to find their inner rhythm and artistic spirit, workshop leader Phen and members of this funky band will offer a free rhythm & beats workshop with vocal & movement activity all rolled into one crazy fun packed afternoon. Open to all. Bring loose fitting clothing and let the laughter roll with the drumming. Contact: Phen - or Mark Robinson 01274 233191

Sain Zahoor & Band in Concert Saturday 3.10.09, Great Hall, 7pm Tickets from £3.50 to £14. Concessions available Information: 01274 233200 or Tickets:

The University of Bradford is delighted to welcome back the transcendent and genuinely awe-inspiring music of Sain Zahoor and band, following the sell-out success of their concert in the University Atrium in June 2008.

Sain Zahoor is a phenomenon. Winner of the 2006 BBC World Music Voice of the Year Award without ever having released a record, Sain’s music emanates from the Sufi tradition and was honed singing in dargagh (shrines) and mela in his native Ojara district of Pakistan. Since then Sain has travelled the world offering audiences the opportunity to come “the closest anyone alive will get to being in the presence of the Sufi mystics of yore, like Bulle Shah and Shah Hussain.” At its heart all Sufi art is the connection between our earthly existence and the world of the spiritual, it is founded on a belief that everyone is important, everyone is welcome, everyone is worthy. Sain Zahoor’s music is those ideas given soaring expression.

Family Sunday Funday Event Sunday 22.11.09, from 12.00pm Richmond Atrium Tickets £7/£5 Box Office: 01274 233137

A Sunday afternoon of fun entertainment in the Richmond Atrium, certain to put a warm, friendly musical glow into late autumn. 12.00-1.00pm - Honeydrum Performance

Honeydrum are a highly entertaining street band with their roots firmly in African and South American drumming styles, especially Brazilian Samba. They also have a global drumming outreach programme – Honeydrum World Music musicians and dancers collective founded in 1995 and they will be in residence at the Tasmin Little Music Centre running performance projects and dance & singing classes starting on Thursday evenings in September.

1.00-2.00pm - Bollywood Brass Band

“Ealing Rd equivalent of New Orleans’s Dirty Dozen Brass Band.” The Sunday Times “...the Bollywood Brass Band are a wonderful turn, transforming bubblegum Bolly tunes into stately chamber pieces or horny jazz riffs...” Time Out Funky drummers and a hot six-piece horn section play massive hits from Indian films, driven by the huge beat of the dhol drum. London’s Bollywood Brass Band has been blending Bollywood, jazz, world music, and dance remixes and storming venues world wide, since their formation in 1992. 2.15-2.45pm - Bradford Singers – Bits of Bach

Music for voices by J.S.Bach performed by the newly formed Bradford Singers under the direction of talented composer and conductor Jonathan Brigg. 3.00-4.00pm - Beatboxing Demonstration and Workshop - Luke Moseley

Luke Moseley is an independent musician, photographer and director of Gumption Music. He is the creator of L-Mo - ‘upbeat adrenaline fuelled anti-folk’ and is making a name for himself as an original composer and Beatboxer. Beatboxing is a form of vocal percussion utilising the tongue, lips and vocal chords to produce a variety of drum sounds. This demonstration and performance workshop will take the form of a beatboxing performance which explores types of breathing & vocal techniques employed to create a vocal percussion palette.

Christmas Sing Event Thursday 17.12.09, 1.00pm, Great Hall

Mince pies and seasonal carols for all

UBU Jazz Band


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Performance Projects Mondays 28.9.09 – 14.12.09

Honeydrum - Global Music Performance Project (NEW)

5.00-6.30pm TLMC

Thursdays from 24.9.09 - 17.12.09

See UBU for details

(see below for times) Tasmin Little Music Centre

Bradford Singers Breath - voice - sound

All classes £5

Contact: Phen -

directed by Jonathan Brigg An auditioned singing group, performing to a high standard Details on web site Mondays 28.9.09 – 14.12.09 7.00-9.00pm

6.30 - 8.00pm - Vocal & Dance class

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‘Cut & Splice’ Composition/Recording

Please note auditions will be held on Monday 5.10.09 Contact: Mark Robinson 01274 233191

Night Flyers Big Band (Community Big Band) Tuesdays throughout the year

(no previous experience required) 8.00 - 10.30pm Brazilian Samba Band and performance group

Techniques & Song Writing Project (NEW) Fridays from 2.10.09 – 6.11.09, 4.00-6.00pm Tasmin Little Music Centre

(in conjunction with Delius Mobile Recording Studio)

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FREE - TLMC full membership required (see How to Join the Music Centre)

Contact: Gary White 01274 816247 TLMC Membership required

Leader: Simon Mawson - freelance sound engineer, producer and composer


University Wind/Brass Groups Wednesdays 30.9.09 – 16.12.09 5.00-6.30pm


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Tasmin Little Music Centre TLMC Membership required Contact: Mark Robinson 01274 233191

TLMC brochure autumn 2009  

A record of the programme of events at TLMC in 2009