|Jonathan Harvey||Ricercare una Melodia for clarinet and delay system|
|Julian Anderson||Mime for solo clarinet (first public performance)|
|Phillip Cashian||Volvelles for clarinet and electronics (world premiere)|
|Steve Reich||New York Counterpoint|
|Zoë Martlew||Atma for clarinet and electronics (world premiere)|
|Mark Simpson||Darkness Moves (world premiere of version with electronics)|
The night features performances of new works for solo clarinet and electronics by Mark Simpson himself, Zoë Martlew and Philip Cashian, plus a scintillating recent piece by Julian Anderson. Reich’s enduringly popular New York Counterpoint and Jonathan Harvey’s ethereal Ricercare una Melodia make up the programme.
Leading composer and clarinettist Mark Simpson is a galvanising creative force in the UK music scene: his latest work, a violin concerto, was premiered by Nicola Benedetti and the LSO this year to wide acclaim, his opera, Pleasure, and oratorio, The Immortal, were described as ‘a genuine coup’ and ‘thrilling’. He’s also a member of Kaleidoscope Ensemble, and appears as a soloist internationally.
‘There appeared… to be nothing that this hugely talented soloist could not do… Highly impressive.’ Bachtrack