Roger Turner grew up amongst the Canterbury musical life of the 1960â€™s with a strong jazz foundation.â€¨since 1974 hiswork has been concentrated on exploring a more personal percussion language through the processes of improvisation.â€¨solo work, collaborations with experimental rock musics & open - form song. Extensive work with dance, film and visual art, involvements in numerous jazz-based ensembles, & workshop residencies have formed part of that development.â€¨Mostly, however, the pleasures & discoveries have been in music-making with many of the finest European & international musicians in ad-hoc & group improvising collaborations including Cecil Taylor, Henry Grimes, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Keith Rowe, Toshinori Kondo, Irene Schweitzer, Joelle Leandre, Seymour Wright. He has toured & performed throughout Europe, Australia, Canada, U.S.A., Mexico, China and Japan, and have included such remote places as the arctic. He has also been involved in several long term collaborations; He has played in Derby on several occasions including performances with Alan Silva, Pat Thomas, Matts Gustaffson, Phil Minton, Eugene Chadbourne and KONK PAC. He works currently in KONK PAC (with Tim Hodgkinson & Thomas Lehn), duo with Annette Peacock, the Josef Nadj Dance Project, the Recedents (with Lol Coxhill & Mike Cooper),the Phil Minton Quartet, the trio with Michel Doneda and John Russell His recordings are to numerous to list.
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