ALATI is a flexible group that works with poems, songs and improvisation.

The group’s first venture was an Illuminations project, working with poems by the French poet Rimbaud, which included improvising from the words, and also songs that I wrote from the poems. I hope to record this project soon…

I have recently been working on a trio version of ALATI of myself (trumpet & flugelhorn), Brigitte Beraha (vocals) and Dave O’ Brien (piano). We are working on settings of poems by Alice Oswald, and settings of poems about the hen harrier by Colin Simms. (photo by Clayton Hirst)



Child's drawing of a piano