Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Modern tides in East London

Wolf Pack - Tide
On Friday 12 April, the music collective Wolf Pack is presenting a 'contemporary music concert for the curious and creative' at the Chisendale Dance Space in East London (Chisendale Road, London E3 5QZ). They will be performing a new conceptual concert based on the them of the tide. The performances will include The Waves by the American composer and virtuoso pianist Frederic Rzewski. Also in the programme will be Floodtide by John Eacott, interpretations of songs written by Radiohead and Beach House, recent works by Gareth Churchill and Stephen Goss plus a commission from Daria Lipsinka.

Frederic Rzewski (born 1938) studied with Randall Thompson, Roger Sessions, Walter Piston, Milton Babbitt and Luigi Dallapiccola, and co-founded Musica Elettronica Viva. The Waves was written in 1988 for narrator and from three to seven instrumentalists, on unspecified instruments. The Waves was described by the LA Times in 1991 as 'a pseudo-minimalist fragmentation of Shakespeare's Sonnet No. 60'. 

Gareth Churchill is a young British composer of 'instrumental and vocal in an acoustic music'. He trained in London with Rhian Samuel, in Cardiff with Anthony Powers as well as receiving tuition from Peter Maxwell Davies, Judith Weir, John Metcalf and Charles Camilleri.

Stephen Goss is Professor of Music and Head of Composition at the University of Surrey, and a Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London. His music is 'communicative and accessible music that draws freely on a number of styles and genres'. His Piano Concerto for Emmanuel Despax will be premiered at London's Cadogan Hall on 25 April 2013.

Further information from the Ideas Tap website, and Wolf Pack's Facebook page.

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