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Cello Unwrapped

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Velocity – Icebreaker

Time Unwrapped 2018
Music / Saturday, 5 May 2018 - 8:00pm / Hall One
£39.50 – £19.50 | Savers £9.50*

A £3.00 booking fee will be applied to all ticket bookings. An additional fee of £1.50 is applied if you wish to receive your tickets by post. Fees do not apply to bookings or ticket collections made in person at the Box Office.

Anna Meredith Nautilus

Michael Gordon Yo Shakespeare

Paul Whitty nature is a language – can’t you read?

David Lang Slow Movement

Louis Andriessen De snelheid (‘Velocity’)

Icebreaker

Icebreaker present a sequence of high-octane Minimalist works on the theme of speed.

In his 1983 classic, De snelheid, Louis Andriessen demonstrated the acoustic phenomenon of an ever-accelerating woodblock being subsumed into the stubbornly-held slower tempo of another instrumental group. Two works by Bang-on-a-Can composers David Lang and Michael Gordon provide a prelude, Gordon’s witty, electric-guitar-driven Yo Shakespeare and David Lang’s ‘wall of sound’ Slow Movement, once described as ‘perched somewhere between Jimi Hendrix and Iannis Xenakis’. Anna Meredith’s propulsive ‘Nautilus’ from her recent album Varmints and Whitty’s nature is a language… offer contemporary notes.

This performance will be reimagined by Recomposed in the Foyer following the concert.
Recomposed (Iain Chambers and Pascal Wyse) take audio recordings of live performance to generate an entirely new sonic experience, which audiences can enjoy directly after the source performance.

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Photos from top: Icebreaker © Lukas Binder; Anna Meredith © Kate Bones

*£9.50 Savers are subject to availability and automatically allocated on the day