Catherine Lamb – nodes, various (2010)
Hermann Meier – Klavierstück 1968
Hermann Meier – Flecken (1980)
Robert Ashley – Superior Seven (1988)
Performed by The Mark Knoop Supergroup
Mark Knoop (piano and director), Ilze Ikse (flute), Chloë Abbott (trumpet), Alice Purton (cello), Newton Armstrong (electronics)
Catherine Lamb’s prismatic music is becoming better known in the UK. In this programme we present nodes, various, an early work in her continuing exploration of the behaviour of frequencies throughout an open space.
The remarkable work of Swiss composer Hermann Meier (1906–2002) has been gaining attention following a recent exhibition and symposium at the Hochschule der Künste, Bern. As far as we know, this may well be the first presentation of Meier’s direct and uncompromising music in the UK. Thanks to the assistance of Meier’s archivist Marc Kilchenmann, we present Klavierstück 1968 alongside a realisation of Flecken, a work of cluster fields and static blocks of sonic material for eight electronic sound sources.
Perhaps best known as a composer of operas, Robert Ashley composed his flute concerto Superior Seven for Barbara Held in 1988. After releasing a version with MIDI orchestra on New World Records, Ashley toured a live version. Thanks to the assistance of Mimi Johnson and Tom Hamilton, we have reassembled the score of this beguiling and mysterious work for this concert.
doors 19:00, music 19:30