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Saffron Hall

Nikki Yeoh & NYJO Present: Speechmik X-Ploration @ Saffron Hall

NYJO joins forces with the keyboardist and creative free spirit Nikki Yeoh for a special audio-visual performance of new and reworked music. Rianna has been commissioned by NYJO to arrange Ian Carr's Roots. Do come along to hear the premiere of this and arrangements by other talent NYJO arrangers.

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Nikki Yeoh & NYJO Present: Speechmik X-Ploration @ Saffron Hall
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Time & Location

02 May 2024, 19:00 – 21:20

Saffron Hall, Audley End Rd, Saffron Walden CB11 4UH, UK

About the event

Nikki Yeoh’s seminal multimedia work ‘Speechmik X-Ploration’ promotes a message of unity and plurality, which remains poignant today. Over a quarter of a century after it was first commissioned by BBC Radio 3 and Bath Festival in 1997, a new reorchestration of the piece will see Yeoh joined on stage by an 18-piece NYJO ensemble.

Complementing this re-interpretation of ‘Speechmik’ is a brand-new companion piece, ‘Nucleus’, especially commissioned by NYJO and dedicated to legendary UK trumpet player and educator, Ian Carr, who was a major influence in Yeoh’s musical upbringing, as well as a driving force in progressive UK jazz, fronting the jazz-rock band of the same name.

The expanded line-up for this performance, including strings and woodwind, shows Yeoh and NYJO re-examining the textural and stylistic boundaries of large ensemble jazz in contemporary UK society.

Tickets will be available soon on the Saffron Hall website, linked HERE!

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