Engaging crossover works of both Eastern and Western influence in contemporary compositional style, but relying on older forms and musical archetypes to create something original.

                                                                                         -Calgary Herald, Banff, Canada, April 1, 2015, Stephan Bonfield

The glow-worm glows by guitarist Joel Bell, drawing bright and pulsing riffs over an ostinato that threatened to but never quite overwhelmed the line. They finished with pure improvisation, though the material was consciously ‘dirty’ in origin

                                                                                                                                                                                       -Amati Magazine


...highly intelligent and individual approach to the integration of improvisational techniques within notated composition...’

-Richard Barrett


The musical soundscapes-panoramas give us a sort of state-of-the-art window on ultra-post-modern-modern worlds. It makes for a beautiful listen.

This set breaks ground and stimulates the musical ears in rather profound ways. I do not hesitate to recommend it highly. An essential offering for what, indeed, is new out there right now."
(Guitar and composition on Kate Halsall's 'Miniaturised Concertos)

- Grego Edwards (Gapplegate Classical Modern Music)


Exiled Poetry of Afghanistan

St Ethelburgas , - Liverpool Street, - Liverpool Street, London

Join us for this unique evening of Afghan spoken word and improvised music, bringing together ancient traditions in contemporary form with award winning contemporary Afghan poet, Reza Mohammadi alongside new compositions from Joel Bell and his ensemble, Gokumi.

Reza will be interviewed on his poetry at 6.45 with the performance starting at 7.30.

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