Sid Peacock/Surge/Sun Ra

The second of the specially commissioned pieces for this Festival is a recreation of the Legendary Sun Ra Arkestra.  Sun Ra read that man exists in-habit, but could be awakened from his slumber with sacred songs and dances.  Sun Ra vowed to live every moment in anticipation, and he would do so through jazz.  Jazz was the music of the restless, the awakened.  In the festival’s finale performance, the full 21 piece Surge Orchestra led by Sid Peacock, with Steve Tromans on piano, will re-imagine the ‘other’ world of Sun Ra.

In some far off place, many light years in space, I'll wait for you, where human feet have never trod, where human eyes have never seen.  I'll build a world of abstract dreams and wait for you.

£12.50/members £10/concessions £6