ROGER TURNER : DRUMSET & PERCUSSION
Has been working as an improvising percussionist since the early 1970’s : solo work, collaborations with experimental rock musics & open - form song, extensive work with dance, film and visual artists, workshop formations and the hands-on politics of independent record labels and work situations, plus involvements in numerous jazz-based ensembles have all contributed to this process.
Has collaborated with many of the finest european & international musicians from annette peacock to phil minton, cecil taylor to keith rowe , charles gayle to eugene chadbourne; tours & concerts have been throughout europe, australia, canada, u.s.a., mexico, china and japan.
‘he has a virtuosity as astounding as it is inexplicably hilarious. i have rarely heard such an exquisite combination of volcanic power and finely- honed precision.’ the wire 1986
‘one of the giants of free improvisation’ the wire 2001.