JAZZRELOADED EDITOR AWARDED ARTS COUNCIL FUNDING FOR MULTIDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATIVE JAZZ PROJECT.
Taylor, editor for the award winning www.jazzreloaded.com ( APPJAG Jazz Publication of the Year 2009 ) and bass player for the current breed of Jazz Warriors, the Courtney Pine Band and The Mighty Jeddo, has received a Grants for The Arts Award from The Arts Council in support of the development of multimedia multidisciplinary collaborative project called “The Horizon Venture”.
Music for The Horizon Venture, composed by Taylor, will be premiered and performed live by members of his jazzreloaded project on Thursday 3rd September 2009 at the regular jazz night held by www.jazzrefreshed.com at MauMau bar , 265 Portobello Road LONDON W10 1LR. Doors will be open from 8pm – 11:30pm.
There will also be an informal question and answer session after the performance and an open invitation to all those who attend to register their interest in the project as sponsors, co-funders, creative contributors or sci-fi / jazz / visual art enthusiasts.
ABOUT THE HORIZON VENTURE
The Horizon Venture is the race for space, reloaded; it’s a pulp science fiction multimedia mashup: Video, visuals, spoken word, narrative, physical theatre and dance all set to live music performed by the UK’s top improvisers.
The Horizon Venture is an expression of ideas of citizenship and humanity as they relate to us now, and as they will relate to us when we discover worlds beyond our own.
2009 marks the 400th anniversary of the launch of the Sea Venture, a ship which set sail from England headed for the New World, laden with enslaved African humans, forced into establishing colonial settlements.
2009 also marks the 40th anniversary of the Apollo Space program’s moon landing, in which The leader of that New World again began a quest to explore unknown worlds at a time when many in his New World were still fighting for free access to ballot boxes, books, buses, things that can easily be taken for granted today.
Today, the leader of that New World is of direct African descent. And he observes that “There is another generation of kids out there that is looking up at the sky and they’ll be the next Armstrong, Collins and Aldrin” .
As we look again to Mars and beyond the stars, The Horizon Venture invites AfroPeans in particular, and urbanites in general, to ensure they are truly stakeholders in our collective vision for the future through multimedia – and in so doing, perhaps express their own solutions to tomorrow’s problems today, a little closer to home.
Notes to editors:
The Horizon Venture is supported by the National Lottery, through Arts Council England. To find out more about the Arts Council visit www.artscouncil.org.uk
Taylor also wishes to acknowledge the kind support of the following organisations who have also given considerable support in helping the artist present his work to the public:
Taylor is available for interviews and advance photography. To arrange interviews / photography contact:
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