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Javier Carmona

Javier Car­mona is a drum­mer and per­cus­sion­ist that is very active in the Euro­pean and Eng­lish free impro­vi­sa­tion scenes. He has per­formed with musi­cians such as John Tchi­cai, Evan Parker, Car­los Zin­garo and John Rus­sell, among oth­ers. He is mem­ber of sev­eral for­ma­tions includ­ing the Lon­don Impro­vis­ers Orches­tra (CDs pub­lished by Emanem Records), FOCO Orches­tra, BIB Orches­tra, Cata­tumbo (with Ingrid Laubrock and Olie Brice), a duo with Mark Hanslip (CD pub­lished by Babel Records), Alexan­der Hawkins Ensem­ble (CDs pub­lished by FMR and Babel), Roland Ramanan Ten­tet (CD pub­lished by Leo Records), Perro-chimp (duo with Fed­erico Reuben), Rachel Musson’s Skein (CD pub­lished by FIRE Records) and Vole (with Roland Ramanan and Roberto Sassi).

Javier orga­nizes the annual Inter­na­tional Workshop/Festival of Free Impro­vi­sa­tion of Malaga and has also led stu­dent work­shops about free impro­vi­sa­tion in New­port Uni­ver­sity (with Kamil Korol­czuk), West­min­ster Uni­ver­sity (with Sakoto Fukuda) and Hud­der­s­field Uni­ver­sity (with Ingrid Laubrock and Olie Brice). He is co-founder along­side graphic designer and elec­tron­ics player Kamil Korol­czuk of Oso Records, a net­la­bel of free down­load­able music focused on releas­ing var­i­ous types of exper­i­men­tal music. Javier also col­lab­o­rates with dancers Rosa Aledo and Saija Lehtola in Kick­ing Louise & Co., a dance com­pany that has pre­sented work in France, Cyprus, Spain and England.


Live @ Kafri Stu­dios (squib-live)
Live @ Res­o­nance FM (squib-live)
Live @ Mod­ern Art Oxford (squib-live)
Live @ ICA (squib-live)
Live @ Javier’s Flat (squib-live)


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