Turner, Roger
drumset & percussion
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a/l/l 004
a/l/l 007
a/l/l 006
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Roger Turner grew up amongst the Canterbury music life of the 1960´s with a strong broad jazz root. First formal performance in improvisation in duo with Chris Briscoe for the British Council, Brighton 1966. Moved to London in 1968 and worked with Ghanaian drum ensemble Mask and toured with the experimental and innovative Ritual Theatre. Since 1974 work was primarily concentrated on opening the way to a more personal percussion language. Extensive Festival and club solo work followed. Arts Council of Great Britain bursaries for solo percussion 1980 and in 1983 for investigation into percussion with electronics. Workshop residences have included Alan Silva´s Institut Art Cultur Perception, Paris (1984/85). Involvements with experimental Rock musics and open -form song included extensive duo work with Annette Peacock (1983-85), and recordings with post-wave band The Nose Flutes (1986/87). Has worked with numerous jazz-based ensembles including those of Elton Dean, Alan Silva, Lol Coxhill. Collaboration with film-makers & image projection include work with Martin Klapper and Chikako Oyama. Music for dance includes work with Alexander Frangenheim´s concepts of doing, Stuttgart; Matthew Hawkins Company London; Carlos Zingaro´s Encontros projects Lisbon & Macau, China. Music-making with international improvisers in ad hoc and group collaborations have since the 70´s to the present day included Toshinori Kondo, Derek Bailey, Trios with Carlos Zingaro and Tom Cora, Evan Parker, Cecil Taylor, Otomo Yoshihide, Shelley Hirsch, Joëlle Léandre, Keith Rowe, Wolfgang Fuchs, Ab Baars, Barry Guy, Barre Phillips, Paul Rutherford, Günter Christmann, Steve Beresford, Eugene Chadbourne, Marilyn Crispell... Working currently with The Tradition Trio (Alan Silva, Johannes Bauer), The Recedents (with Lol Coxhill & Mike Cooper), Konk Pack (with Tim Hodgkinson & Thomas Lehn), the Phil Minton Quartet (incl. Veryan Weston & John Butcher), the duos with John Russell, Phil Minton, THE NEW FLAGS (with Wolfgang Fuchs & Xu Fengxia), collaboration with artist Susan Turcot (Canada 03). Festivals, tours, and concerts throughout Europe, Australia, Canada, USA, Mexico, the Far East (Macau, Hong Kong).


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