The first full performance of a complex multi-media work that has been workshopped and in residence for some time will take place the 9th and 10th of December before going on tour in France. Composer and performer, Patricia Dallio, will be premiering Le Mystere Des Oreades with video performer and creator Mathieu Sanchez. Dallio is performing on a unique instrument — looking like something between Minority Report and Tinguely — with a Max patch created for her by Carl Faia. The Dallio Instrument (for want of another name) has been developed over many years in collaboration with Mr Faia and others working on the construction of the apparatus. Impressive and massively musical. To be seen.
Sarah Nicolls Pendulum Piano
Experimental pianist and earsthetic’s artist in residence Sarah Nicolls has recently created her second Inside-Out Piano. Motivated by reaching inside the instrument more easily to play unusual sounds and revealing this ‘extended’ playing to the audience, the new instrument has some unexpected extra characteristics.
Sarah explores these and her parallel journey into motherhood in this brand new commission, specially created for earsthetic.
Come and see this strange new piano, hear the beautiful melodies and textures of Sarah’s piano-songs and contemplate the intense moments of life where everything seems to stand still in this funny, wry and surprising show.
Part of earsthetic – a week of immersive audio-visual events
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange
Tickets: £5 (unreserved seats)
Another incredible event at Cafe OTO with Jennifer Walshe + Sharon Gal & Andie Brown + People Like . A programme of sound and vision in three sets; presenting new music by four unique performers, and including a preview of Citation City by People Like Us.
The last seminar for the Autumn season of the CCMP seminar series will be presented on the 9th of December: MARIJ van GORKOM reading through new works for bass clarinet and live electronics by Brunel doctoral composers Oliver Brignall, Matthew London, Adam Bell and Graham Flett with Max patches developed by Sonic Arts students Otess Gordon and Ben Fox.
Tuesday 9 December 18:30
Room ANTR 109, Antonin Artaud Building
Brunel University, UB8 3PH
free event – all welcome
You can catch Kate Halsall, Colin Riley, James Waterworth and other great Brunel associated musicians and more at an evening concert this Saturday entitled, Miniature Concertos. Among the works performed will be Riley’s Hanging in the Balance for piano duo with electronics created by Brunel Alumnus and Sonic Artist, James Waterworth.
Goldsmiths, SE14 6NW
6 December 2014
The last concert in a mini-festival series held at Durham University will be the venue for the world premiere of Christopher Fox’s song cycle Too Far, commissioned by Musicon. The work is based on five pieces of music and five texts: We might hear snippets reminiscent of composers such as Gesualdo, Biber, Satie and Eisler; but then again, we might not, as they are often transformed beyond the point of recognition. The texts by the medieval mystic Julian of Norwich occupy a domain between sexual and religious ecstasy, while the poems by Emily Brontë and Emily Dickinson reveal death as the portal to a higher state. The extracts from Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story The Yellow Wallpaper reveal a mind tipping over into madness. Unique. Intriguing. Too Far to be premiered by Marijje van Stralen & Ives Ensemble.
Hearing Voices 3
30th November 2014, 19:30 to 21:30,
University Music School, Palace Green
Musicon Concert Series
Two more seminars in the CCMP series will be presented on the 3rd and 4th of December (check the flyer for details).
Seth Josel will be talking about innovations in contemporary guitar technique and present The Techniques of Guitar Playing, co-authored by Ming Tsao and published by Bärenreiter (students attending the seminar will receive a discount for the book). Check out the link to Josel’s web site and peruse the works in his repertoire and his gear page… and try not to get wonderfully lost.
Martin Arnold‘s seminar, On Not Being Exemplary, Radical Specificity and the Aesthetic of the Wonderful, will be about his music… and probably a little disruptive? You can check out the link below to have a listen to some of his music performed by the Quatuor Bozzini.
A rare event with a unique artist, specialist baritone Thomas Buckner will be talking about his collaborations with composers Robert Ashley, David Wessel, Annea Lockwood, Alvin Lucier, David Behrman and Phil Niblock.
Monday 24 November 17:30
Room ANTR 109, Antonin Artaud Building
Brunel University, UB8 3PH
Free admission – all welcome
Everything (almost) you wanted to know about contemporary British string quartet literature can be found in the recently published Some Recent British String Quartets by Christopher Fox published here by the Contemporary Music Review.
Quoted directly from the latest update by the unique London Club Inegales:
“This is a Rolls-Royce of a Band – it can turn on a dime”
Will Self on house band Notes Inégales
Next Thursday to Sunday, Club Inegales welcomes four stunning international guest performers as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, each at the forefront of new jazz – the electric Byron Wallen (20th) – then Norwegian power guitar Hedwig Mollestad Trio (21st), hot Amsterdam band Cactus Truck (22nd) through to the beguiling Swiss voice and drums of Andreas Schaerer and Lucas Niggli (23rd).
Alongside their own set, the guests will perform with Peter Wiegold’s resident top-line ensemble Notes Inégales creating the unique musical alchemy that makes Club Inégales unlike any other.
Click here for more info and tickets -> EFG London Jazz Festival.
CCMP seminar with Cora Schmeiser at Brunel University London, Thursday 20 November on Thursday 20 November 17:30, Room ANTR 109, Antonin Artaud Building
Plus this jewel of a concert program the following day as part of the Arts Centre Lunchtime Concert Series:
CONCERT: Friday 21 November 13:10
Roberts Room, Floor 3, Lecture Centre
With special guest Richard Craig, bass flute
Laus trinitati – Hildegard von Bingen (1098 – 1179)
Ich spür ain tier – Oswald von Wolkenstein (1367 – 1445)
Ursonate – Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948)
Cant l’erba fresq’e.l fuelh apar- Bernart de Ventadorn (c. 1135 – 1200)
Deux méditations d’une furie for voice and bass flute - John Croft (1971)
Can vei la lauzeta – Bernart de Ventadorn (c. 1135 – 1200)
Récitation 8 – Georges Aperghis (1945)
Worldes blis – Anonymous, England (13th cent.)
Eurydice for solo flute – Brice Pauset (1998)
If I were a poet – Beth Anderson (1950)
Veritas veritatum – Philipp der Kanzler (c. 1165 – 1236)
Both events free – all welcome