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18:00 - 22:00 28 May 2016

Jazz: The Angry Young Man & the Moving Image


UCL Bloomsbury Theatre Studio | UCL Bloomsbury Theatre (link Map)
15 Gordon Street | London | WC1H 0AH | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

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Dr Vladimir Smith-Mesa, UCL

This evening of talks and a film screening will cover a range of issues concerning the definition and nature of Jazz and the complexities of its moving image, from the experience of the 'Angry Young Men Movement' in Tony Richardson’s Look Back in Anger to Cuban Classical Guitar.

As part of the evening, we are presenting a musical program: Jazz & Classical Guitar: Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas, crossing the great divide, connecting-liberating styles, using the test case of the genuinely fruitful inter-zone between jazz and classical guitar. Many composers, both those primarily in the jazz and classical idiom, have crafted pieces that borrow heavily from the other. Many jazz composers and arrangers became interested in incorporating classical tradition into their own work. Ravel, Debussy and many others became favourites. What about classical musicians, what about classical guitar?


Oscar Martinez
+44 (0)20 3108 9721 | ucl-ia@ucl.ac.uk


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