Les Diaboliques

This is an utterly unique opportunity - the first and last time to see Les Diaboliques play in the UK. They are formed of Scottish vocalist and tap dancer Maggie Nicols, French bassist Joëlle Léandre and Swiss pianist Irène Schweizer. Since the late 1970s the trio have been at the vanguard of feminist engagements with free improvisation. 

Schweizer and Nicols were members of the iconic Feminist Improvising Group (FIG) and performed with Léandre in the European Women's Improvising Group. They formed Les Diaboliques in 1990.

Nicols, Léandre and Schweizer have collaborated with many of the leading figures in free improvisation such as Pauline Oliveros, John Stevens, Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Anthony Braxton and Phil Minton. 

In Les Diaboliques Nicols, Léandre and Schweizer's incomparable personalities combine to invent music of depth, unpredictability, intensity and delirious humour.

Lucky you, people of Brighton! 

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This tour is supported by Arts Council England, Pro Helvetia/ Swiss Arts Council, EFG London Jazz Festival, Piano Shop Bath, Great Bear Analogue & Digital Media.