The Ebbin' & Flow
The Ebbin' & Flow project is a collaboration between British composer Jess Rymer and Glen Montanaro,
which explores Malta and Yorkshire's folk songs and narrative literature through two distinct musical approaches. The result of such is an experimental fusion of musical styles expressing a narrative journey which has been recounted for years, carrying the same relevance from years gone by to today.
This project created a unique opportunity to explore electronic music in live performance. The concept behind this music provided a solid framework to explore story-telling with live and electronic instruments.
Jess Rymer is a British composer and sound artist currently residing in Malta. She received her BA in Music from Bath Spa University and her Masters in Music Composition from the University of Malta.
Composer and guitarist, actively working at finding sounds in collaboration
At a young age he studied composition with renowned mentors. Finding no space for his compositions to be performed, he switched his focus onto Jazz guitar where the two passions for composing and performing overlapped.
He has had the privilege to be mentored by notable teachers including Mike Moreno, Yotam Silberstein, Romain Pilon and Sandro Zerafa. His studies in Jazz guitar were further developed in Siena, Italy, where he completed two seminars and a pre-academic year. Returning from Siena, he pursued his passion for composing and performing by forming his own Jazz trio.
In 2017, he was chosen for an intercultural residency in France led by Fabrizio Cassol where his interest in Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean music developed. In 2018, a collaboration with British composer Jess Rymer saw him diving into experimental and electronic music. This was followed by his participation in the New York Jazz Masters, of which experience brought him even closer to the jazz tradition.
Whilst practicing his musical craft, both locally and overseas, he was called once again for another residency with Fabrizio Cassol, which accounted to further skill development and discovery of new musical approaches within the art. He is currently furthering his studies at the Royal College of Music in Aalborg, Denmark.