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Match & Fuse Festival kicks off

By Tomas Lauvland Pettersen Posted: 02. Oct, 2014

Genre-bending festival Match & Fuse kicks off its London edition this week with a strong Norwegian contingency aboard.

Taking in four shows over three nights, in three venues, Match&Fuse festival 2014 features extreme jazz, brute rock, hip hop, beat boxers, doom jazz, happy jazz hard core, ambient soundscapes, electronica and acoustic free jazz, with a deliberate mixing of genres and styles on each night, specifically designed to bring a diversity of music to the audience.

Norwegian acts at the Match & Fuse 2014 includes Pixel, SynKoke, Wolfram trio, Lana trio, Frode Gjerstad, The Eirik Tofte Match & Fuse Orchestra & more.

The festival features bands from Italy, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden, Scotland and England. Originally set up in 2011, Match&Fuse is a touring exchange network and annual festival with the primary aim of connecting creative scenes across Europe. With an emphasis on local culture and its transmission across borders M&F facilitates shared platforms for like-minded artists and the creation of new artistic material through international collaboration and works within underground scenes that comprise distinctive audiences built through cutting-edge artistry.

Full Match & Fuse 2014 Programme

Thursday 2 October
Vortex, N16 8AZ
Elliot Galvin trio w/ Harald Lassen (UK/NO) – 19:45 Pixel (NO) – 20:45Schnellertollermeier (CH) – 21:45 SynKoke (NO) – 22:45

Friday 3 October
Rich Mix, E1 6LA):
Ben See + Bellatrix + Grace Savage + Sam Coates + Becky Chilton (UK) – 19:45
The Comet is Coming (Soccer 96 + Shabaka Hutchings) (UK) – 20:45
Nohaybandatrio feat. James Allsopp (IT/UK) – 21:45
Doffs Poi (SE) – 22:45
Lazy Habits (UK) – 23:45

Saturday 4 October
Vortex, N16 8AZ + Cafe Oto, E8 3DL
Wolfram trio (NO) – 20:00 @ Vortex Downstairs Cafe
Lana trio w/ John Butcher (NO/UK) – 20:15 @ Cafe Oto
Twinscapes (IT/UK) – 20:45 @ The Vortex
Free Nelson Mandoomjazz (UK) – 21:15 @ Cafe Oto
Lunch Money (UK) – 21:45 @ The Vortex
Monkey Plot + Frode Gjerstad (NO) – 22:15 @ Cafe Oto
The Physics House Band (UK) – 22:45 @ The Vortex
The Eirik Tofte Match&Fuse Orchestra (all) – 23:15 @ Cafe Oto
Snorkel (UK) – 23:45 @ The Vortex