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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she is a myth

Date: Thursday, 6th November; 7:00pm
St. Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch
When The Riot Ensemble and Juice Vocal Ensemble ran a Call for Scores earlier this year, 126 composers from all over the world applied for just two available commissions.  This concert features the resulting works – by Australian composer Holly Harrison and UK composer Ben Oliver – along with the World Premiere of she is a myth by Riot’s Composer-in-Residence, Amy Beth Kirsten.  Amy’s music has recently been described as “wildly imaginative” (NY Times) and “a tour de force” (Washington Post).  Amy, Ben and Holly will introduce their pieces in conversation with Riot’s Artistic Director Aaron Holloway-Nahum.

Other music will include world premieres of works by Luke Styles, Piers Hellawell and Sally Whitwell, along with Georges Aperghis’ Le Corps A Corps.

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