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|Gubaidulina||Meditation on the Bach Chorale ‘Vor Deinen Thron Tret Ich Hiermit’|
|Clyne||This Lunar Beauty|
|Elliot||Tillage without violence [World Premiere]|
|Xenakis||A L’ile de Goree|
|Alex Groves||Linear Construction (No. 5)|
All the works are tied to the voice in intimate ways: a meditation on a Bach Chorale by Sofia Gubaidulina, Anna Clyne’s melodic ‘creation upon a sound space’ which weaves in, out and around the audience, and a secret text sung to themselves by a violinist.
A temporarily ‘lost’ piece by Rufus Isabel Eliot is given its long-delayed world premiere. Anchoring the concert – in his centenary year – is one of Xenakis’ masterworks: A L’ile de Goree for harpsichord and ensemble featuring soloist Gośka Isphording.
Musicologist Monika Żyła discusses Xenakis’ piece A L’ile de Goree: