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NEW MUSIC | Concert 3

Sunday 24th February 2019
7:30pm Department of Music
Palace Green, Durham

Ives Ensemble

Alvin Lucier - December 12th
Aldo Clementi - Lamento
Carola Bauckholt - Oh I See
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen - Moments Musicaux
Franco Donatoni - Etwas ruhiger im Ausdruck

To conclude this year’s Musicon Focus, we are treated to a rare performance of Lucier’s December 12th, which rather spectacularly makes our ears hear things that are not there by combining recorded sine waves with live instruments. To complement this, Clementi’s Lamento presents the exact same canonic landscape three times in in increasingly slower tempi, each sounding different to the next, and gradually revealing the breathtakingly beautiful hidden world within. To contrast this, Bauckholt shows us that sounds really can come from any source, and that music and humour can go hand in hand, while Gudmundsen-Holmgreen and Donatoni borrow other people’s music (Schubert and Schoenberg) to make their own distinctly personal and exquisite worlds of sound.

Tickets: £10, Students £4, Under 18s Free

Ives Ensemble