Tuesday, 24 September 2019

#ListenPony19 - celebrating over seven years of curating contemporary taste

ListenPony at Crypt on the Green
ListenPony at Crypt on the Green
Listenpony is both a concert series, a record label and a commissioning body; over the last seven years Listenpony has put on over 20 concerts and commissioned over 30 pieces from emerging composers. Its latest EP, its sixth, is released on 4 October and features the recorder player Tabea Debus in music by Telemann and Frey Waley-Cohen which was first heard at a Listenpony concert in January this year.

The EP will be launched at Listenpony's next concert, #Listenpony19, which takes place on 2 October 2019 at the Crypt on the Green in Clerkenwell, with the Ligeti Quartet, pianist and composer Joseph Havlat,  and singer/songwriter Ana Silvera, and will feature music by Josephine Stephenson, William Marsey, Freya Waley-Cohen, Egidija Medekšaitė, Rūta Vitkauskaitė and Joseph Howard along with music by Vivaldi, Anna Meredith and Arvo Part, and Joseph Havlat's arrangements of Renaissance and baroque music for small keyboard instruments (celeste, chamber organ, toy piano and more.

Listenpony was founded by composers William Marsey, Josephine Stephenson and Freya Waley-Cohen in 2012, and the concerts feature music across genres and musical traditions, from classical and contemporary music to pop, folk, jazz and rap, with the performances broken up into 20-minute sets which are described as 'playlist-like'.

Full details from the ListenPony website.

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