|John Luther Adams||Tukiliit|
|Mica Levi||Slow Dark Green Murky Waterfall, Waves|
|John Luther Adams||Nunataks|
|Luciano Berio||Leaf, Erdenklavier|
|Mica Levi||Riding Through Drinking Harpo Dine|
|John Luther Adams||Among Red Mountains|
|Eliza McCarthy & Jo Wills||Breath Box for piano and electronics|
Experience the shattering power of John Luther Adams’s Among Red Mountains and Nunataks, works inspired by the landscape of Alaska, alongside Mica Levi’s immersive Slow Dark Green Murky Waterfall and Waves in a mesmerising sequence by contemporary pianist Eliza McCarthy and electronic artist Jo Wills.
In the second half, Jo Wills will join Eliza to perform Breath Box, her piece written in collaboration with Jo, of which she writes: ‘From the peninsula of Brean Down in Somerset, to a small sunlit room in the city, Breath Box represents the expanse and intimacy of familiar and favourite places. Developed during a residency at Snape Maltings, the prerecorded material in Breath Box was made from manipulating the rich palette of sonic possibilities that lurk beneath the piano lid.’
“Eliza McCarthy is a pianist of beguiling poise and style. She is also the muse for many living composers, including Mica Levi, who wrote a series of commanding pieces for her with fantastic titles, such as Slow Dark Green Murky Waterfall. In this special concert she will weave Mica’s pieces with John Luther Adams’s monumental music of the great outdoors, Tukiliit, Nunataks and Among Red Mountains, and share the sounds of Somerset and Suffolk in her collaboration with electronic artist Joe Wills, Breathbox.” Helen Wallace, Programme Director at Kings Place
Please note, the original date for this event was Thursday 19 March 2020. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, this event had to be postponed. Read our full statement.
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