The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama’s annual AmserJazzTime Festival is to be presented online for the first time from June 4-6. The event offers a feast of young talent from the College performing alongside guest artists. This year features pioneering Dutch band Tin Men and the Telephone.
Also featured are Welsh band Duski with the hometown launch of their new album, Make A Wish released by US label Ropeadope this month. The band’s members are all Royal Welsh College alumni or guest tutors and their music has developed from jazz through heavy jams and electronics into the dark, minimalist outfit that they are today.
Penny King, Head of Creative Programming said,
“Creating, experiencing and taking part in live performance in all its many wonderful forms, and sharing this with family and friends, is central to our lives and will makes this time particularly challenging for us all”
“As a community of creative and resourceful people, our students and staff are continuing to work together throughout this period to find new ways of bringing you inspiring and thought-provoking artistic experiences during this difficult time.”
How To Enjoy The AmserJazzTime Online Festival
4 June, 5.30pm
A special AmserJazzTime session celebrating the music of graduating RWCMD Jazz students.
Discussion: Jazz @RWCMD.
5 June, 4.00pm
Join Paula Gardiner, Huw Warren and Penny King for a live Zoom discussion about jazz programming and performance at RWCMD. Email your questions in advance – there may also be a chance to answer some live questions.
Tickets for this live Zoom event are free but must be booked in advance from the RWCMD website in the usual way.
AmserJazzTime Radio Special: Duski,
5 June, 5.30pm
A special AmserJazzTime session on Atmospheres Radio, dedicated to the Welsh band Duski who celebrate their new album release ‘Make a Wish’ on US label Ropeadope. The band’s members are all RWCMD Alumni or teaching staff and the programme will include an interview with band leader Aiden Thorne.
Tin Men and the Telephone,
6 June, 7:00 pm
Pioneering Dutch band Tin Men and the Telephone present Global Relocation of Evolved Apes Towards Exoplanet Suitable for Terraformation: a new immersive multimedia performance that combines improvised music, visuals, and audience participation via a smartphone app to address the very timely topic of climate change in a uniquely interactive, fun and thought-provoking way.
Tickets for this live Zoom event must be purchased in advance from the RWCMD website in the usual way. We have kept the ticket price low at only £5 and you will have the option to top this up before you checkout should you wish to further support the College.
Tickets £5 (in advance only)
Further details on the Jazz Festival can be found at www.rwcmd.ac.uk