Traced Upon Cinders

Date: Friday 29th April, 7.30pm
Venue: St. Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch (E1 6JN)

An ecclectic evening of music in the resonant and beautiful St. Leonard’s Church. We give the UK premieres of Evan Johnson’s experimental and virtuosic L’art de toucher le clavecin 3, our 2016 composer-in-residence Nina C. Young’s Traced Upon Cinders (for electric guitar and ensemble), and Djuro Zivkovic’s Grawemeyer Winning On the Guarding of the Heart (commissioned & premiered by Klangforum Wien).
The concert will also include a short trio of piano pieces in memory of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Steven Stucky and Pierre Boulez.
The concert will last approximately one hour with no interval.

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My Life on the Plains

In conjunction with Sonic Imperfections as part of the Telegraph Hill Festival
Date: Friday 18th March
Venue: St. Catherine’s Church

After giving the UK Premiere at the 2015 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, we’re bringing Lee Hyla’s masterwork My Life on the Plains to London on a fantastic evening of music shared with Gold Vox, Matthew Shaw, and Charles Hayward with Laura Cannell.  

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Young Composer of the Year

Date: Saturday 7th May; 7.00pm
Venue: Palmers Green United Reformed Church
In association with the foreSOUND school of music, we’re so excited for our annual education project encouraging and training the next generation of composers.  Numerous young foreSOUND students have been selected to attend an instrument introduction day with our players (27th Feb) and take composition lessons with our Artistic Director Aaron Holloway-Nahum.  They’ll then compose new pieces (often their very first) and we’ll perform them on this concert, alongside John Tavener’s To A Child Dancing In the Wind.  Recordings of all the pieces will be released on our media pages.

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