Monday, 30 May 2016

Kammer Klang finale

Christopher Fox
Christopher Fox
Composer Christopher Fox studied with Hugh Wood and Jonathan Harvey, and from 1984 to 1994 was a member of the composition staff at Darmstadt New Music Summer School. In 1999 to 2001 he wrote Everything You Need To Know, an installation for ensemble (up to 10 players) and voice(s), for Barbara Hannigan and the Ives Ensemble, who premiered it in 2001. The work consists of a series of component works; one of these, Catalogue irraisoné is being performed by the vocal ensemble Exaudi as part of Kammer Klang's Season Six finale at Cafe Oto on 7 June 2016. 

Catalogue irraisoné has been described as an absurdist tourist guide to Everything You Need To Know, and uses texts on the theme of place from authors including Virgil, Dante, Michelin guides, critiques of Rachel Whiteread’s “House”, and the text of the President of Romania’s speech to the 1999 ISCM World Music Days.

The event also includes the Brussels-based contemporary music ensemble Ictus performing music by Christopher Trapani for voice, violin, electric guitar & pedal effects deal with loops, microtonality, distortion and Mississipi Delta blues, plus works by Larry Polansky for voice and the Lou Harrison National Just Intonation Resonator guitar!

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