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Podcast: Interview with Kit Downes / Tom Challenger (Cafe Oto Sep 24/ digital release Wedding Music)

Interview with Tom Challenger and Kit Downes by Tom Challenger, Kit Downes, LondonJazz

“…Feeling time in a much slower way, to be really stretchy with the whole idea of time, to do something neither of us does in any of the other music we do…”

Composer/pianist/organist Kit Downes describes in this interview how his church organ/saxophone duo with saxophonist Tom Challenger Wedding Music has taken both of them into new ground which they want to explore further. 

The new Messiaen-influenced release is being launched at Cafe Oto on Sep 24th  (part of Lucy Railton’s Kammer Klang). 

The album was recorded at University of Huddersfield’s St Paul’s Hall. It is only available for download in high-quality audio files: the artists discuss the reasons for this in the interview.

Musical Exerpts

Cooks at 3:57
Optics at 9:17
Restart at 16:19

Download the album HERE

More information and tickets for the launch gig HERE

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