NCEM Date Announced for Trish Clowes

A View with a Room is the fourth release by saxophonist and composer Trish Clowes and her acclaimed band My Iris, an intense and thrilling quartet featuring some of the finest musicians on the contemporary UK jazz scene. Lauded for her imaginative approach to improvisation and composition, Clowes provides her bandmates Ross Stanley (piano/Hammond organ), Chris Montague (guitar) and James Maddren (drums) with a unique platform for individual expression, delivering driving grooves and lingering melodic lines, seamlessly morphing between earthy restlessness and futuristic dreamscapes. 

All but one of the eight original compositions came together for various livestream events during the pandemic, Clowes writing a new tune for each precious playing opportunity. “Many of the tracks make direct reference to issues created and exacerbated by the global pandemic, commenting on personal loss and creativity as solace, the climate crisis, and the ever-growing migrant crisis,” explains Clowes. “The title track, for example, suggests a surreal, and yet strangely relatable concept, forced upon much of the world during these deeply isolating times.”

Trish will perform at the NCEM in York on May 3rd 2022.