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Tuesday 13 December 2016, 8pm

Photo by Gemma Planell

Kammer Klang in association with London Sinfonietta: Evol performs Hanne Darboven + Enno Senft (London Sinfonietta) performs Hanne Darboven + Michael Cox performs Samantha Fernando, Brian Ferneyhough, Kaija Saariaho, Georg Philip Telemann + Ewa Justka

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PROGRAMME

*Please be aware strobe lights will be in use for the final 30 minutes of this event.*

Fresh Klang: Ewa Justka (home-made synths, fluorescent lights)

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Telemann, Fantasie in A minor
Samantha Fernando, Kinesphere
Telemann, Fantasie in D minor
Saariaho, NoaNoa
Telemann, Fantasie in G minor
Ferneyhough, Cassandra’s Dream Song  (1970/71)

Michael Cox (London Sinfonietta)

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Hanne Darboven, Opus 17a

Enno Senft (London Sinfonietta)

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EVOL, Opus17aSlimeVariation#11

A reinterpretation of Hanne Darboven’s Opus17a

 

Presented by Kammer Klang in association with London Sinfonietta

Season tickets available here

EVOL

Opus17aSlimeVariation#11 is part of the ongoing series of reinterpretations that Roc Jiménez de Cisneros and Stephen Sharp have played and recorded taking German artist Hanne Darboven’s Opus 17a as a starting point. In 2014, 30 years after Darboven’s piece was written, they collaborated with the British artist and programmer Guy Birkin to crack and transcribe the score (hundreds of pages long, written in the form of mathematical poems), in order to use it and abuse it in their own way. Since then, they have produced a number of versions of the piece – for drum machine, for computer, for carillon, for laser and UV paint – extending their mutant techno aesthetics, while at the same time paying tribute to Darboven’s maddening score.

“The works of Hanne Darboven work like a mountain: the top can’t be seen from the bottom, the base disappears from the summit, the whole escapes the climber as the pilot misses the point, it stands as metaphor for something that exists metonymically, exists as a surplus of the Real with an excess of the Symbolic, and is both of the moment and continuously monumental.” – Vanessa Place, X-TRA

Roc Jiménez de Cisneros – on his own and working alongside Stephen Sharp as EVOL – makes computer music for hooligans and deconstructed rave objects. Evol’s music has been released by Entr’acte, Editions Mego, Presto!?, fals.ch and their own label ALKU, and showcased at festivals, clubs, galleries and museums around the world. Evol recordings, installations and performances have a unique approach to sound matter, full of upward spirals, trance-inducing patterns and challenging temporal structures.

Michael Cox

Michael Cox is one of Britain’s foremost flute players. Born in England, he spent his childhood in Africa, and studied music at the Zimbabwe College of Music and the Royal College of Music in London. Early competitive successes led to a solo career that has included concerts and recordings on all continents and performances with major orchestras and conductors. As a chamber musician he has performed with many well-known British quartets, quintets and ensembles, and worked alongside musicians including James Galway and Murray Perahia, as well as being a member of the Haffner and Albion wind ensembles, London Symphony Chamber Players and London Sinfonietta. An interest in a wider repertoire led to a concurrent orchestral career, first as co-principal with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and then as principal flute of the London Symphony Orchestra, London Mozart Players and Britten Sinfonia. He is now principal flute chair at the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Academy of St Martin’s in the Fields and London Sinfonietta. His particular interest in contemporary music has led him to work with composers such as Messiaen, Takemitsu, Dutilleux, Berio, Boulez, Tippett, Birtwistle, Stockhausen, Henze, Adams, Carter, Penderecki, Lutoslawski. Cox is professor of flute at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He plays on Altus flutes and has recently become an Altus Artist.

Michael Cox

Enno Senft

Enno Senft is principal double bass and a founder member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. He has performed and recorded with many of the greatest conductors and soloists, such as Claudio Abbado, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Bernhard Haitink, Yanniek Nezet-Seguin, Andras Schiff, Heinz Holliger and, as soloist, under Sir Roger Norrington. He has participated in various chamber music and contemporary music festivals, including the Berliner Festwochen, Wien Modern, the Huddersfield, Cheltenham and Aldeburgh Festivals, Venice Biennale, Oxford May Music, the Wigmore Hall Series in London and the Sydney Festival. Senft is also principal double bass of the London Sinfonietta, and has worked closely with Oliver Knussen, George Benjamin, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Steve Reich, Thomas Ades, Georg Friedrich Haas, Peter Eötvös and György Kurtag.

Ewa Justka

Ewa Justka is a Polish electronic noise artist, self taught instruments builder and electronics teacher based in London. She currently studies MA Computational Arts at Goldsmiths College.

Justka’s main field of research is based on exploration of materiality of objects, vibrant, ontological systems (human bodies, plants’ bodies, electronic circuits: varied range of micro and macro environments and relations between them) and an investigation of modes of quasi-direct perception through noise performance actions, interactive installation, DIY electronics, hardware hacking, plant-molesting, breaking, deconstructing and collaborating. In her artistic work Ewa attempts to explore the concept of materiality of the hidden.

http://ewajustka.tumblr.com/

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