Future Currents EP Launch (EFG London Jazz Festival)
Future Currents is the electric guitar ensemble formed by composer/improviser Alex Roth with the aim of exploring the full range of the guitar’s sonic potential and contributing to a redefinition of the instrument’s role in 21st century experimental music. Bringing together some of the UK’s most acclaimed improvising guitarists, including members of Troyka, Triovd and Blue-Eyed Hawk, the ensemble creates new music of extremes and expansive soundscapes informed by composers like Morton Feldman, Frank Zappa, Olivier Messiaen and Richard D James as well as pioneering guitarists like Fred Frith, Robert Fripp, Ben Monder, Marc Ducret and Bill Frisell. Tonight Future Currents launch their self-titled debut EP, a collection of wildly explorative tracks featuring post-production by fellow guitarist Matt Calvert (Three Trapped Tigers).
Alex Roth (guitar, effects)
Chris Montague (guitar, effects)
Chris Sharkey (guitar, effects)