Galvanize Ensemble is an improvisation ensemble of musicians based in Newcastle Upon Tyne and London, run by pianist Kate Halsall. They work with composers, artists, film and text to create installations, radio, cross disciplinary performances & exhibitions. The new works for Happenstance, by Duncan MacLeod, Joanna Ward and Carmel Smickersgill were commissioned by pianist Kate Halsall and been made possible through funding from Arts Council England, PRS for Music Foundation’s Open Creator and RVW Trust. Their new album Shadows is a set of works by the ensemble, for electric guitar, piano and keyboards, voice, percussion and sampling.
Performers: Joel Bell (electric guitar), Sarah Dacey (voice), Kate Halsall (piano/keys/harmonium), Phil Maguire (electronics), Stephen Hiscock (percussion), Ed Cross (violin), Gemma Kost (cello).