We will explore the idea of intimacy in chamber music. From the more extroverted opening (music by Meredith Monk), the night will bring the listener into the delicate and complex world of the soloist. A song cycle by Freya Waley-Cohen explores intimate relationships from a female perspective.
SET 1: THE HERMES EXPERIMENT
Meredith Monk - Double Fiesta (arr. Anne Denholm)
Josephine Stephenson - ...after George
William Croft - Sarabande and Ground
Aperghis - Recitation N.9
SET 2: LIAM BYRNE
Alex Mills - Suspensions and Solutions
Freya Waley-Cohen - Unbridling
SET 3: THE HERMES EXPERIMENT
Donatoni - Clair - mvt 1
Darren Bloom - Second fig (world premiere)
Freya Waley-Cohen & Octavia Bright - We Phoenician Sailors
As well as live sets from amazing musicians, we welcome Gabriel Prokofiev and Eleanor Ward as our DJs for the night, starting the event with a half-hour set.
Tickets £5 (students) / £8 (advanced) / £10 (on the door)
Doors open 8pm, live music from 8.30pm. Arrive early to make the most of happy hour before 8pm!
Freya Waley-Cohen's music has been performed by the Manson Ensemble at the Royal Academy of Music, conducted by Oliver Knussen, the Orchestra of the Swan, conducted by David Curtis, CHROMA ensemble, The Hermes Experiment, Reverie Choir, Richard Watkins, Huw Watkins and others. She holds an Open Space residency at Aldeburgh Music where she was a Britten-Pears Young Artist in both 2014 & 2015.
The Hermes Experiment is a British contemporary quartet made up of harp, clarinet, voice and double bass, and were the winners of our Battle of the Bands 2014.
Liam Byrne divides his time between playing very old and very new music on the viol. He has been praised in The Times for his “nuanced and expressive, stylish virtuosity” and by The Guardian for his “glittering performance”.