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‘Pursuance' - Laura Cole and Walt Shaw

Full Price : £98 (Full Weekend Pass), £48 (Saturday Pass)

When : Sat 8th Oct at 4:00pm (Ends - 12:00am)

Where : St Bartholomew's Church

Category : Ticketed


Pursuance is a multimedia experience devised by pianist and composer Laura Cole and visual artist and percussionist Walt Shaw. The two have collaborated a number of times, notably, ‘Engine Room Favourites’ and ‘Deep Tide Quartet’, both run by Martin Archer. They will be joined by imaginative performer and improviser Faye MacCalman on sax and clarinet and award-winning, MJF regular Lara Jones on sax and electronic soundscapes for this performance commissioned especially for Marsden Jazz Festival.

At the start of the first lockdown, Laura sent Walt some of her poetry, which inspired him to respond with some new paintings. Similarly, Walt sent images of some of his new work to Laura, which inspired poem responses from her, and a collaborative project came into being; they have entitled this project ‘Pursuance’. The integration of Walt and Laura’s percussion and piano sounds – in conjunction with the texts and visual imagery – seemed a natural and organic progression as part of the project, in an ongoing expression of their collaboration and friendship across different disciplines.

Photo Credits: Martin Archer/Brian Homer.

Get a taste of their sound here

Have sneak peek of the poetry and art that’s a part of their Marsden performance here!