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Musicon NEW MUSIC focus – 3
Sun 24 Feb , 7:30 pm| £10
The Ives Ensemble return to Durham with three concerts of music from the last 50 years, and focussing on pieces by Alvin Lucier and Aldo Clementi – two composers whose enigmatic works stand out for their inventiveness and a purity of artistic vision.
Rik Andriessen – flute
Hans Petra – clarinet
John Snijders – piano
Josje ter Haar – violin
Job ter Haar – cello
Alvin Lucier – December 12th
Aldo Clementi – Lamento
Carola Bauckholt – Oh I See
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen – Moments Musicaux
Franco Donatoni – Etwas ruhiger im Ausdruck
This year’s Musicon New Music Focus, concludes with a rare performance of Alvin Lucier’s December 12th, which rather spectacularly makes our ears hear things that are not there by combining recorded sine waves with live instruments. To complement this, Aldo Clementi’s Lamento presents a canonic landscape three times in increasingly slower tempi, gradually revealing a breathtakingly beautiful hidden world within. To contrast this, Bauckholt shows us that sounds really can come from any source, and that music and humour can go hand in hand, while Gudmundsen-Holmgreen and Donatoni borrow other people’s music (Schubert and Schoenberg) to make their own distinctly personal and exquisite worlds of sound.
The Ives Ensemble director and pianist, John Snijders, will give a pre-festival talk n the Music Department Lecture Room at 18.00 on Saturday 23rd February.
Individual concert tickets: £10, students £4, under-18s free, available online from the link below, or on the door.
Festival pass: £20, Students £7 (see MUSICON website below for details)
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