“Maja Bugge´s artistic projects are deeply embedded in social and environment thinking.” Anne Yven Jazznytt Norway May 2022. Moot is a new collaboration between cellist Maja Bugge and drummer Ben McCabe. It is a musical discussion exploring majas compositions rooted in ideas of place, identity and heritage. Melodies, harmonies, riff and grooves come together in a unusual […]
Reconnect: Creative workshop for schools
“A really amazing experience. I learned a lot about music and how you can use words to express feelings.” Y6 student, Christ Church primary School, Lancaster. ‘Reconnect’ is an exciting multimedia schools project that I have developed together with the internationally acclaimed community-music organisation More Music and music leader/producer Leroy Lupton. Over a 5 week period […]
Collaboration with Sarah Nicolls; music and climate change
Maja began working with Sarah Nicolls in 2019 on a Snape Maltings residency and it lead to a work-in-progress showing as part of Snape Maltings “Festival of New” in September 2019. With their shared classical background, a fearless search for new sounds and a desire to create music that , they are now finding […]
Cinclus Cinclus is the Latin name of the Norwegian national bird. It is also is the name of a UK/Norway jazz project for children which explores how improvisation can encourage a young audience to be simultaneously co musicians and listeners. The result is a highly improvised performance of riffs, grooves and tunes coming from the […]
NORTHERN is a new jazz project led by the internationally acclaimed composer and cellist Maja Bugge in collaboration with film maker Adam York Gregory and field recordist Hervé Perez. The artists are presenting the places that we love and know through a musical and visual encounter with our everyday. Playfully and with sense of humor Bugge […]
DEEP CABARET is a 4 piece band. Ben McCabe plays drums, Paul Sherwood hurdy-gurdy and bagpipes &Maja Bugge cello. Steve Lewis guitar & vocals. Think desert blues improv with voices, hurdies, cello, pipes and reeds. Sparkling jazz, rooted fol, torching vocals and guitar played as only a drummer could.