Adam Webster
Liverpool Musician and part of Frakture, Liverpool, England.

Adam Webster member of Frakture: Image Tony Knox.

FBB, the Frakture Big Band, was originally started in 1998 after a series of workshops run by Phil Morton and Phil Hargreaves, then of Bonehouse, in conjunction with the first series of Frakture concerts.

Since then it has become an important part of Liverpool’s musical life, acting as a conduit for musical exchanges, a meeting point for musical experimenters and a living laboratory for the experimentally minded.

Membership is loose with no known criteria, numbers can vary between 5 and 15, sometimes augmented by visiting musicians.

The music can be completely improvised, based around composition (several band members have supplied compositions for the band), or based around some other structure; for instance we once did a performance of one minute improvisations, interspersed with recorded examples of the genre and haiku.

Past performances have included major collaborations with bassist and composer Simon H Fell (1999),singer Maggie Nicols (2000) and we welcome Carlos Zingaro in November 2004..

Major events include; a three-hour improvisation in the Colourscape tent at the Pier Head, Liverpool; the Dislocation Sermons, by Dinesh Allirajah and Phil Hargreaves, funded by the Year of the Artist.

As well as formal concerts, the FBB network often gives rise to other, less structured performances and collaborations from within its ranks, often in collusion with the Bluecoat Arts Centre, who have been extremely helpful in providing facilities for the band over the last two or three years.

Eight Days A Week

Liverpool Group

Eight Days A Week

Liverpool Group

>> basement Project, History into basement, Liverpool, England

>> Bryan Biggs, Artist and Director of the Bluecoats Art Centre, Liverpool, England.

>> Dave Bixter, Artist and Co-Founder of Dying Frog, Liverpool, England.

>> James Buso, Artist and part of Royal Standard, Liverpool, England.

>> Pete Clarke, Artist and Head of Fine Art at UCLAN (Preston), Liverpool, England.

>> Alan Dunn, Artist and associated to Tenant Spin and FACT, Liverpool, England.

>> Lin Holland, Artist and Lecturer at Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, England.

>> Julie Jones, Artist and affiliate to Arena Studios, Liverpool, England.

>> Tony Knox, Artist and Curatorial Researcher for Podgy, Liverpool, England.

>> Paul Luckraft, Artist, Liverpool, England.

>> George Lund, Artist and Founder of Animal Utopia, Liverpool, England.

>> Susan Leask, Artist and Co-Curator of basement, Liverpool, England.

>> Geoff Molyneux, Artist and Lecturer at Liverpool Community College, Liverpool, England.

>> Neil Morris, Artist and Lecture at Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, England.

>> Margaretha Schoening, Artist and Co-Curator of basement, Liverpool, England.

>> Gaynor Evelyn Sweeney, Artist and Founder of Transvoyeur, Liverpool, England.

>> Adam Webster, Liverpool Musician and part of Frakture, Liverpool, England.

Cologne Group

>> Georg Gartz, Artist, Cologne, Germany.

>> Jurgen Kisters, Writer, Art Critic and Journalist, Cologne, Germany.

>> Veronika Moos Brockhagen, Artist, Cologne, Germany.

>> Kolner Stadt Enzieger, Cologne, Germany.

>> Tine Wille, Artist, Cologne, Germany.
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