Nu sounds all-dayer

Sat 23 Nov 2019



Produced and presented by The Cockpit /Jazz In The Round 


Emergence is a new quarterly all dayer for musicians, sonic artists, producers, cross-arts collaborators and audiences.

It happens in the round - but with the seats taken out. It offers a time and a space for players, artists and audiences to come together around a standing, dance-friendly all dayer event where we can meet, experiment and make the right mistakes.

The Thing:
As London Jazz makes its way out into the world, The Cockpit wants to continue giving support to artists of all kinds who respond to this exciting new sound, wholly owned by the Londoners that make it.


Saturday 23rd November 3-11PM

Free Movement Ensemble (formerly Maddadam) |  Zeñel | Jack Foster |  Toby Thompson | Ben Moon presents The Scroll      


Some musicians like to tell stories. Free Movement Ensemble tells stories. Formerly known as Maddaddam, FME is an ensemble of musicians led by Matt Gedrych who have crossed pathways through their similar passions for music. They make original music influenced by the writing of Brian Blade and Kenny Wheeler, as well as the musical traditions of spiritual jazz, Brazilian music and afrobeat. Through improvisation and high-energy grooves, they endeavour to move their audiences emotionally and physically.

Zeñel are Zoe Pascal, Noah Stoneman and Laurence Wilkins who met through the young jazz scene in London. They came together in 2016 to create original music, applying their jazz improvisation background to a MIDI based electronic set up.
Their fresh blend of virtuoso jazz and electronic dance music has wowed audiences at Love Supreme Festival, Ronnie Scott’s (supporting Ghost Note), Brainchild Festival, London Jazz Festival (JazzNewBlood), Southbank Centre, Pizza Express Soho, Cambridge Jazz Festival, The Verdict in Brighton, Lancaster Jazz Festival, the Music for Youth Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and Jazz re:freshed. They have also had airplay on Worldwide FM and the BBC Radio 3 Jazz Now program.

To witness Toby Thompson proclaiming his message of love and wonder is to peacefully commune with your deepest innermost self. He’s written commissions for the RSC and the National Portrait Gallery. He’s performed his work at festivals and venues including Glastonbury (Poetry Slam Champion), The Edinburgh Fringe (Winner of the Indie Award for Best Pleasance Theatre Show, 2018), Latitude, Leipzig Book Fair, Harare International Festival Of The Arts, and the Royal Albert Hall.

‘Entrancing… the words tumble out of him like an extended jazz solo.’ - The Guardian.
‘Toby Thompson is the future.” - Kate Tempest

Ben Moon is an audio visual artist and designer currently based in London. He has worked predominately in audio visual installation and performance, VJing and video mapping. Ben has worked on a number of dance and physical theatre productions as a lighting designer and projection artist. The artist has also released a wealth of recorded audio material under various pseudonyms including Forest Creature and Sounding.

"The Scroll" is an audio-visual live performance inspired by the confused and conflicted relationship we have with mobile devices. The compulsion of mindless scrolling; an act which allows the user to consume hug volumes of data and information, though rarely gaining knowledge or satisfaction. This work presents an alternative digital space. "The Scroll" is an endless stream of abstract forms and sounds slowly involving and drawing in the viewer. Blending darkness and explosive colour with repetitive driving pulses, drones and meandering echoes to generate a hypnotic journey through confused and trapped minds, allowing space for imaginations to develop and expand.
Visual and sound are produced simultaneously using generative patches and modular synthesis, bound together with a variety of software and hardware techniques.

Plus Live Dance, Street Food + More

£8 in advance / £10 on the door


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PLUS Soul Food from Leila! 

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Join the Emergence: We are inviting musicians, dance and spoken word artists to get involved.  As time goes on, we want to provide an opportunity for London Jazz to make connections, artistic, political or literary as well as purely musical wherever and with whoever it chooses to make them.

Hit us up - emergenceatthecockpit [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: Emergence)

Emergence grew out of The Cockpit's contemporary jazz programming. For seven years  Jazz In The Round has been proud to be part of London jazz, presenting, recording and broadcasting the stream of evolving talent supported superbly by initiatives like The Total Refreshment Centre, Jazz Refreshed and Steam Down and running stages at Love Supreme, Kings Place and The Roundhouse.
Emergence is curated by Lyle Barton and Rachel Jackson but the intention is for it to be self-propagating:  with input from as broad a rang of people as possible: musicians (and anybody else)  are very welcome to suggest other artists, working in any art form, who might want to participate.

Our regular monthly Jazz In The Round sit-down gig will continue on the last Monday of every month where we will continue to record, film and find distribution opportunities for as many artists as we can. Emergence adds a looser, day long arts lab event in June, September, November and February, leading to Emergence festival in April 2020.

Emergence Team 

lylebartonathotmail [dot] com (subject: Emergence) (Lyle Barton)  - Curator
Rachel Jackson - Curator
katatthecockpit [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: Emergence) (Kat Gardner )- Marketing
Nick Burkinyoung - Sound
chrisatthecockpit [dot] org [dot] uk (Chris Lince) - Media
debatthecockpit [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: Emergence) (Deb Jones) - Production Management
financeatthecockpit [dot] org [dot] uk (Akilah Dale) - Finance
daveatthecockpit [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: Emergence) (Dave Wybrow) - Producer
Bridget Walsh - Socials

Contact:  Emergenceatthecockpit [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: Emergence)

Doors 3pm, first band 4pm

£8 in advance, £10 on the door