Improv duo with alex ward clarinet/guitar

Alex Ward was born in 1974 and is currently based in London. He works in composed and improvised music, and areas which combine the two. His involvement in free improvisation dates back to 1986 when he met the guitarist Derek Bailey, with whom he played on many subsequent occasions including Company Weeks 1988, 1990 and 1994. Since then he has gone on to perform as a clarinettist, and increasingly since 2000 as a guitarist, with a wide range of improvising musicians including Steve Beresford, Lol Coxhill, Thurston Moore, Joe Morris and Weasel Walter, amongst many others. Regular improvising groups of which he is a member include Weavels, duos with Kay Grant and Steve Noble, and Noble's improv power-trio N.E.W. ; and he has also played in ensembles led by Simon H. Fell, Eugene Chadbourne, Duck Baker, and Luke Barlow (with whom he runs the label Copepod), as well as being a member of Charles Hayward and Charles Bullen's current This Is Not This Heat project. From 1997 to 2001 he co-led the rock band Camp Blackfoot with Benjamin Hervé, and in 2005 he released a solo album of his songs entitled "Hapless Days", which led to the formation of Alex Ward & The Dead Ends to perform these songs and more. (His subsequent solo release "Cremated Thoughts" is an album of clarinet improvisations.)

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