Wednesday 20 July 2016, 8pm
To celebrate John White’s 80th birthday, Dedalus Ensemble proposes a selection of John White's Machines. Composed in the 60’s and 70’s, the series combine process music together with post-dadaistic mood illustrating the spirit of the Promenade Theater Orchestra.
“The PT Orchestra! The Orchestra YOU can afford for that extra special occasion! Restful reed-organs, tinkling toy pianos, soothing psalteries, suave swanee whistles, jolly jaw harps - NO noisy electronics! (Just the job for that lazy Sunday afternoon!) All musical material guaranteed thru-composed - NO hit-or-miss improvisation!” – Michel Nyman
Created in 1996, DEDALUS Ensemble is a contemporary experimental music ensemble based in Montpellier, France. Their repertoire gives a large place to flexible scores from across the United States and European New Music from the 1960’s to today. DEDALUS is a collective where every musician collaborate to orchestration and interpretation. DEDALUS is a leading ensemble in France and performs extensively in festivals and concert series across France and Europe. A noted champion of contemporary American experimental music, the Ensemble has premiered works by Tom Johnson, Christian Wolff, Alvin Lucier, Phill Niblock, Frederic Rzewski, James Tenney before French audiences.
Didier Aschour, guitar and artistic direction
Deborah Walker, cello
Christian Pruvost, trumpet
Maxime Morel, tuba
Stéphane Garin, percussion
John White and John Lely
With support from Diaphonique and Spedidam.