Date: Fri 14th Feb, 2020
Venue: Kings Place, London (N1 9AG)
The inaugural concert of Riot Ensemble’s ReNEW series at Kings Place, bringing the cream of international contemporary music on to the Hall One stage.
‘Every aesthetic trace, every footprint of an object, sparkles with absence. Sensual things are elegies to the disappearance of objects.’ Realist Magic, Timothy Morton
Liza Lim’s Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus aspire to ‘make a music out of relics of the past’, which here range from Janacek to the last-ever heard mating call of the now-extinct Kauai O’o bird. Aaron Holloway-Nahum’s Like a Memory of Birds (ii) is also about degradation and loss, filtering a familiar melodic line through an alien soundscape until it disintegrates and disappears. Meanwhile, Ctrl by Laurence Osborn, which features Sarah Dacey’s soprano filtered through an auto-tune pedal, examines themes of masculinity and violence.
Aaron Holloway-Nahum Like a memory of birds (ii)
Liza Lim Extinction events and dawn chorus
Laurence Osborn CTRL
Tickets £18.50-£14.50 (Under 30s tickets available)
Laurence Osborn’s CTRL is supported by the PRS Foundation Composers’ Fund.