|Nicole Lizée||Tarantino Etudes|
|Laura Bowler||Salutem |
|Brigitte Muntendorf||Shivers on Speed|
|Tristan Murail||C’est un jardin secret|
Part of the Riot Ensemble’s ReNew Series at Kings Place
The final concert in Riot’s ReNew Series is a programme which sets works by Tristan Murail and Gérard Grisey alongside recent works by some of the most original voices on the international stage. The programme opens with Canadian composer Nicole Lizée’s deconstruction of Quentin Tarantino’s oeuvre for two bass flutes and video, the latest by Lizée in a series of pieces examining the intersection of celebrated film directors and music. The evening closes with one of the seminal pieces of 20th century spectralism, Gérard Grisey’s Talea. In between, there are recent works by two theatre-making composers: a brilliantly-choreographed piano trio by the British composer/performer Laura Bowler, Salutem, and a UK Premiere by the German/ Austrian composer Brigitta Muntendorf (Shivers on Speed), winner of the 2014 Ernst von Siemens Composers Prize. Returning to the spectralist theme, a small pearl of music for solo viola by Tristan Murail written as a wedding present for two of his closest friends balances the force and excitement of this thrilling programme.