Genteel Eschaton

by John Garner & John Pope

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Quavering on the lip of something too big, too sad, too devastating to speak about. We make music with no expectations, no preparations, to recognise our humanity together. Maintaining our poise and practice as the era shudders and turns over again, we have no choice but to wait. But we can still do THIS.

We found some time, amongst all the changes and uncertainties of the year, to do what we do. Coming together to play, in the same space, embracing the uncertainties and questions and then putting them aside to be present and celebrate, commiserate, joke and shout. We hope this offering inspires, energises or comforts whomever listens. Stay well, take care of yourselves. All love.


released December 4, 2020

John Garner: Violin
John Pope: Double Bass

Recorded in Newcastle upon Tyne, October 2020
Recording, mixing and mastering: John Pope
Cover Photograph: Ruth Garner




John Pope Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Open-hearted improviser. Based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Leader of the John Pope Quintet, one third of Archipelago.

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