Saturday 1 February 2020, 7.30pm
Jim O’Rourke is an American musician and record producer. He was long associated with the Chicago experimental and improve scene. Around 2000, he relocated to New York City before moving to Tokyo, Japan, where he currently resides. He is best known for his numerous solo and collaborative projects, many of which are entirely instrumental, and for his tenure as a member of Sonic Youth from 1999 to 2005.
In this performance Apartment House present the premiere of a new work for string sextet and tape, alongside the UK premieres of works for solo cello and string quartet with electronics. Expect an evening of eclecticism, quiet, revolving beauty and deep drones.
Book of Rounds for solo cello (UK Premiere)
12 Dollars is alot for string sextet and tape (Premiere)
String Quartet and Oscillators (UK Premiere)
Please note that Jim O’Rourke will not be present at this event.
The group, created by cellist Anton Lukoszevieze has been captivating audiences for nearly 30 years, with performances of avant-garde and experimental music from all over the World.
The ensemble has been a firm fixture on the British concert scene, with regular performances at Café Oto and as an associate ensemble of the Wigmore Hall.
Apartment House has released over 40 albums, many on the UK label Another Timbre. Current releases include Pauline Oliveros - Sound Pieces, Magnus Granberg - Evening Star, Vesper Bell and Morton Feldman’s epic and mesmerising Violin and String Quartet.