En Rapport creates collaborative platforms for jazz and improvised musicians, composers, and artists from diverse artistic mediums and cultural backgrounds.
Experimenting with varied approaches to composition and improvisation, En Rapport seeks to explore creative links between artists working with different mediums and languages of creative expression.
no man is an island
2018 - en rapport embarks on a three year programme entitled ‘No Man Is an Island’, developing collaborative projects in workshop and performance with U.K and Japan based artists in contemporary improvised music and other mediums. Projects kick-off with a series of events in tokyo,japan by kit downes together with Paula Rae-Gibson and several tokyo based jazz and improvising musicians.
Kit Downes in Japan - september 2018
Based in Cornwall, southwest England, En Rapport continues developing projects following on from the first events with Kit Downes in Tokyo. Under the title No Man is an Island there are currently five projects in motion to be performed during 2020 in the U.K or Japan exploring approaches to creative work and links between artists connected with the U.K. and Japan.
Along with the international projects and events En Rapport supports links with local and regional live jazz and jazz education events:
Rapport Falmouth Jazz Summer School Annual six-day jazz workshop (for all ages 14+ and experience levels) running every August for six days at Falmouth University, Academy of Music and Theatre Arts.
Jazz at the Poly Monthly live session at The Poly arts centre in Falmouth, Cornwall, running since October 2018.