Sunday 13 August 2017, 7.30pm
Apartment House present a heady cocktail of experimental work covering 55 years, with new work from Polish innovators Robert Piotrowicz and Michal Libera. Film work by Scottish film maker Margaret Tait, music by Eleanor Cully, performance art by Alison Knowles and a new collaborative performance of Toshi Ichiyanagi's seminal graphic score from the sixties, IBM for Merce Cunnigham by Luke Fowler and Anton Lukoszevieze.
Organised in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music Programme.
Eleanor Cully - photo by Phil Maguire
George Brecht Symphony No. 5 (realisation Michal Libera)
Robert Piotrowicz Mewo Pan (premiere)
Margaret Tait Colour Poems (16mm film)
Luke Fowler For Christian'(16mm film)
Eleanor Cully Movements in Two Positions (premiere)
Alison Knowles #10a Variation #1 on #10
Toshi Ichiyanagi IBM for Merce Cunningham (realisation Luke Fowler and Anton Lukoszevieze)
Apartment House was created by the cellist Anton Lukoszevieze in 1995. Under his direction it has become a major exponent of avant-garde and experimental music from around the world. Disregarding style, fashion and hip things, and forging nowhere with a Zeitgeistian zeal, Apartment House’s performances have included many UK and world premieres of music by a wide variety of composers. The Apartment House group is of a flexible instrumentation, allowing for a vast range of performance possibilities. They are a regular feature on the European music scene and have ventured as far as the USA, Russia and Australia. Their recordings and videos have been released on LMIC (George Maciunas’ Musical Scoring Systems), Another Timbre (Laurence Crane’sChamber Works) Mere Records (Jennifer Walshe’s XXX Live_Nude_Girls!), Cold Blue Music (Peter Garland’s String Quartets) and Matchless Recordings (Cornelius Cardew’s Chamber Music). In 2012 they received the Royal Philharmonic Award for Outstanding Contribution to Chamber Music and Song. Their recent double album of music by Laurence Crane has been described as “compellingly beautiful” by the Guardian.