Laura Steenberge – Byzantine Rites (2018)
Kevin Volans – Matepe (1980)
Michael Parsons – Variations (1971)
Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad – Music for Boxes (2018)
Performed by Mira Benjamin, Francesca Fargion, Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad, Tim Parkinson & Laura Steenberge
We are very fortunate to be joined by Laura Steenberge from Los Angeles, who leads a performance of some of her Byzantine Rites, a rich ongoing collection of performance pieces drawn from fascinations with myth and ritual.
The second half of the concert features the UK premiere of Music for Boxes by Norwegian composer Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad, an arresting sonic environment created in close collaboration with violinist Mira Benjamin.
As a first interlude to these sets, Francesca Fargion and Tim Parkinson give a rare performance of Kevin Volans’ Matepe for two harpsichords, a work which the South African composer has referred to as ‘invented folklore’, marrying African and European techniques and aesthetics.
Our second interlude is an exquisite piano miniature, Variations by Michael Parsons, who celebrates his 80th birthday this year.
doors 19:00, music 19:30