Double bill of new music - Stuart McCallum and Revenu

As part of our 25th anniversary celebrations, Hull Jazz Festival have commissioned two brand new pieces from Stuart McCallum and Hull's own Revenu.


An audio-visual work inspired by the shapes and sounds of the City of Hull, the piece is a haunting and vivid soundscape that draws on the city's historical heritage and contemporary culture.

Performed with a variety of electronic and acoustic instruments, combining experimental and ambient elements with evocative melodies, the piece aspires to capture the essence of Hull through a live performance of original music embroidered with everyday sounds of the city.
The visual counterpart, which will be projected throughout the performance, explores Hull over the course of a day, telling the story of the city through the things that are everywhere and overlooked: the familiar seen from an unfamiliar perspective.
Music by Liam Van Rijn and Joseph Bird
Film by Joseph Bird

Stuart McCallum:

Stuart McCallum‘s music has always thrived in that beautiful space where genres blur.

From jazz beginnings to DJ culture, his music is ‘alternative jazz’ – a distillation of influences, creating a sound that is concentrated and distinctive. Not wanting to hide behind over complicated harmonic and rhythmical structures, angular and forgettable melodies, Stuart’s music is a new hybrid of composition, production and performance. It embraces simple, memorable melodies, bass lines and drum beats, with electronica and improvisation enriched by elegant orchestral writing.
Stuart’s commission is a love song to the guitar.  It will be informed by a growing relationship with the University of Hull and their research into ambisonics, developing new techniques in 3D surround sound that open up a world of sonic possibilities.

Supported by the PRS Foundation

Fri, 17 Nov 2017
Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB
£12.50 (students and under 26s £6)

Tickets available from Hull Truck Theatre online, in person at the box office or by calling 01482 323638

Festival Saver ticket: see any 3 Hull Truck Theatre shows for the price of 2 (book 3 shows in advance at the same time and get the cheapest ticket free)

Friday Studio Saver: See 7pm and 9pm Studio shows for £15 (students and under 26s £10)

Above offers must be booked via the box office on 01482 323638 or in person

Artists involved in this gig