Monday 27 January 2020, 7.30pm
“Western musical culture has succeeded in abolishing real pauses. If you listen to Beethoven, the thinking is actually all continuous, even when the music is taking little breaths between the notes. But this measured metered music is just one case in a potentially vaster musical world that acknowledges birdsong and breath." - Iancu Dumitrescu
The second day of the residency will set off with a rare and not-to-be-missed solo cello set played by Dumitrescu. It will continue with a three double bass spectral improvisation referencing and expanding on Dumitrescu’s extensive relationship with this instrument and his historic work with ‘the Buddha of the bass’, Fernando Grillo. Finally a conducted set for a single trombone flanked by two bass clarinets and two percussionists.
“One” - Iancu Dumitrescu, solo cello
“Three” - John Edwards, Gwen Reed, Otto Willberg, spectral improvisation for three double basses
“Five” - Sarah Gail Brand (trombone), Chris Cutler & Mark Sanders (percussion), Tim Hodgkinson & Yoni Silver (bass clarinets)