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|Michael Finnissy||Maat Strikt (UK premiere)|
|Michaël Lévinas||Trois Pensées pour CoMA|
|Ruta Vitkauskaite||new work (world premiere)|
|Howard Jones||The Illusion of Progress|
|Philip Cashian||The Forest of Clocks|
|CoMA Anniversary Ensemble|
|Isabella Frances Fleming||violin|
An evening of time-warping highlights from CoMA’s catalogue, reflecting the diverse languages of composers today.
Philip Cashian’s magical odyssey for choir and orchestra The Forest of Clocks, sets the poetry of Pablo Neruda, Kathleen Raine and Federico García Lorca, whose evocative poem gives the work its title: ‘I entered the forest/of clocks/Leaves were ticking/bells hung in clusters’. Expect guitars, metronomes and ping-pong balls.
Musical pulses and temporal vortices are explored in French composer Michaël Lévinas’s swarming, otherworldly Trois Pensées pour CoMA, while Howard Jones’ The Illusion of Progress speaks loudly to our current age. The concert also features a new work by Lithuanian Ruta Vitkauskaite, a composer seeking mythic musical archetypes.
Ligeti: Poème symphonique
Gallery Level, 5pm | Free, unticketed pre-concert event
Time to wind down, with Ligeti’s Poème symphonique for 100 metronomes. If you have brought along a metronome please be ready to help set up at 4.30pm.