Perpetual Motion Machine is a six-piece group, recently selected as ambassadors for Jazz North’s prestigious Northern Line scheme.
With an unusual line-up of twin tenor saxophones, twin guitars, bass, and drums, the Machine creates a cinemascope sound that surrounds the listener. The power of PMM comes not from sheer volume, but from the breadth (stylistic and spatial) of its sources. Art rock, free-improvisation, spoken word, and bebop coexist in this exciting new music, crafted by artists who embrace these traditions in all their variety and depth.
Whilst PMM represents something of a creative departure for all concerned, the personnel involved have performed extensively throughout the UK and overseas, collaborating along the way with many leading artists, such as Perico Sambeat, Baptiste Herbin, Roni Ben-Hur, Judy Carmichael, Steve Fishwick, Richard Hawley, Tori Freestone, and Sebastiaan DeKrom.
(2.30 – 4.30 pm: Masterclass for University of Hull students. Observers welcome.)
Following a £9.5 million redevelopment, Middleton Hall re-opened its doors in late 2016 as a 400-seater concert hall. The versatile venue is used for classical music concerts, and with adaptable acoustics, it is also used as a surround-sound cinema and theatre space.