Monday, 8 April 2019

840: New music for bassoon and double-bass

Photo by Ilme Vysniauskaite
Photo by Ilme Vysniauskaite
840 is a concert series curated by composers Alex Nikiporenko and James Luff, each concert focusing on new music for a particular instrumental combination. On 9 April 2019 it is the turn of bassoon and double bass, when Joe Qiu (Bassoon) and James Oesi (Bass) will premiere music by Maya Verlaak (Belgium), Kirill Shirokov (Russia), Georgia Rodgers and Aaron Parker, plus new pieces by the concert's curators Alex Nikiporenko and James Luff.

Also in the programme will be Mary Jane Leach's Feu de Joie for multi-tracked bassoon and James Tenney's Beast for solo bass, plus Falling by Tom Johnson who turns 80 this year.

The concert takes place at Iklectik Art Lab, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Ln, SE1 7LG, further details from the 840 website.

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