Thursday 7 January 2021, 7pm
Delighted to get the new year up and running with the great experimental music ensemble, Apartment House, performing works by James Luff, Martin Burlas, Jurga Šarapova, Harold Budd, Tom Nixon, Dominique Lawalree and Ryoko Akama.
James Luff Gain is rainy life (premiere)
Martin Burlas Panadol (UK premiere)
Jurga Šarapova new work (premiere)
Harold Budd The Dream of the Girl at the Lonely Desert Cafe (UK premiere)
Tom Nixon Digestive Music
Andrew Mcintosh Tread Softly (UK premiere)
Ryoko Akama These Very People
Harold Budd Llano (UK premiere)
Martin Burlas Koda (UK premiere)
We'd love to see you. In order to keep things safe we will be operating with a limited, seated only capacity. Please note that you will only be able to sit with people from your household, and any additional tickets you order should also only be for people in your household. Visitors will be asked to scan a QR code at the door when they arrive, using the NHS COVID-19 app. The bar will be table service only - please wear a mask when arriving and moving around the venue. We will be providing hand sanitiser - and note that we will only be accepting card payments.
The group, created by cellist Anton Lukoszevieze in 1995, has been captivating audiences with performances of avant-garde and experimental music all over the World, from Moscow to Vancouver and from Barcelona to Vilnius. Recent performances further afield include tours of Russia, Canada and a nine-concert series in Melbourne, Australia.
The ensemble has been a firm fixture on the British concert scene, with regular performances at Café Oto and a recent residency at the Wigmore Hall. Apartment House is the most frequently featured UK ensemble in the history of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and its 2011 concert of music by John Cage sold out the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre. The ensemble has made a substantial number of live and studio recordings for BBC Radio 3 as well as live recordings for many European stations including Danish Radio DR, Swedish Radio 2, WDR Cologne, ORTF Austria, Radio France and Deutschlandfunk, Berlin.
Over the past 20 years or so it has championed music by emerging or undeservedly little-known composers and has commissioned over 100 new works. Highlights along the way include Jennifer Walshe’s radical ‘Barbie’ opera XXX_LIVE_NUDE_GIRLS!!!, with performances in six countries, and Saskia Moore’s Dead Symphony, a fusion of social documentary, art, biological science and music on near death experiences. Notable portrait events have featured composers Christian Wolff, Luc Ferrari, Alison Knowles, Christopher Fox, Vitalija Gloivackyte, Laurence Crane, Helmut Oehring, Claudia Molitor, David Behrman, Jobina Tinnemans and Richard Ayres.
Unusually for a new music ensemble, Apartment House is equally at home at classical music venues (Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre), crossover venues (Cafe Oto), art galleries (Serpentine Galleries, Turner Contemporary, Whitechapel Gallery) and international festivals (HCMF, MaerzMusik, Wien Modern, Ultima, Witten New Music Days), demonstrating its appeal to a wide range of audiences.
Over the years Apartment House has gradually increased its recording output, focusing on key releases by experimental composers such as George Maciunas and Laurence Crane, which received widespread acclaim (‘compellingly beautiful’ The Guardian). The group recently began a long term relationship with the UK label Another Timbre, releasing albums of music by Joseph Kudirka, James Saunders, Chiyoko Slavnics, Linda Catlin Smith and Martin Arnold.