“most of the musicians I know take it for granted that we need to know about Otis Redding, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Charlie Parker, Bela Bartok…”
Soft Machine, drummer, Robert Wyatt, 1968
Famously, Debussy never wanted followers or imitators, and yet his music is enormously influential and has gone deep into our sensibilities. This unique new ensemble shows how important this influence is not only for composers but for improvisers too. Some are experts in their own fields; some are experienced in the business of cross-disciplinary exchange. Some are well established, others are rising stars, all have remarkable contributions to make.