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New Music Concert: The Fabric of Music: Aisha Orazbayeva, violin and Mark Knoop, piano

Live Music

Kettle's Yard
Castle Street

Tel: 01223 748100

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New Music Concert: The Fabric of Music: Aisha Orazbayeva, violin and Mark Knoop, piano

The opening concert of this season includes a major work by one of Britain’s most intriguing composers. Bryn Harrison’s music is an everchanging texture built from beautiful shards of flickering sound, reminiscent of Morton Feldman, his main influence, whose own works were often inspired by the mesmerising patterns of Persian carpets. Simplicity is also at the heart of the Canadian Linda Catlin Smith’s music, and with Aisha Orazbayeva and Mark Knoop, we have two towering musicians who perform these pieces with robust commitment but immaculate delicacy.

Aisha and Mark have both recorded extensively; together their recordings of Bryn Harrison and Morton Feldman have received critical acclaim including a Diapason d’or review for Feldman’s ‘For John Cage’ (ATD1).

£12 (£5 full time students), booking recommended

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Linda Catlin Smith, With their shadows long (13′)

John Cage Six Melodies (11′)

Morton Feldman Spring of Chosroes (18′)

Bryn Harrison Receiving the Approaching Memory (37′)

About Aisha Orazbayeva

Kazakh violinist Aisha Orazbayeva is renowned for her fearless inerpretations of contemporary music and radical approach to old repertoire. She has released three solo albums with music ranging from her own compositions to Telemann and Sciarrino, and has performed internationally in venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, HAU2 Berlin and Tokyo’s SuperDeluve. Aisha is based in London and the South of France and is a member of ensembles Plus-Minus and Apartment House.

About Mark Knoop

London based pianist and conductor Mark Knoop is known for his virtuoso performances and individual interpretations. He has commissioned and premiered countless new works and worked with many respected composers including Peter Ablinger, Joanna Bailie, Michael Finnissy, Bernhard Lang, Cassandra Miller, Matthew Schlomowitz and Steven Kazuo Takasugi. His versatile technique also brings fresh approaches to the standard and 20th century repertoire.

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£12 (£5 students)

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