It has taken a little while to get the programme finalised, but ELISION’s next concert at Kings Place (this Monday, 15th November) looks like a doozy:
Michael Finnissy Hinomi (1979), for solo percussion
Newton Armstrong Unsaying (2010), for solo violoncello and voice
Evan Johnson hyphen (2002), for solo crotales
Jeroen Speak Epeisodos (1998), for solo Eb clarinet
Richard Barrett Abglanzbeladen/auseinandergeschrieben (1992-96), for solo percussion
Liza Lim The Quickening/Spirit Weapons (2005/10), for soprano and violoncello
It’s quite a percussion-heavy programme, so a great opportunity to enjoy the skills of the amazing Peter Neville, and the appearance of Deborah Kayser in a Newton Armstrong premiere and a version of Liza Lim’s The Quickening reworked especially for this concert adds an extra special gloss. I’ve said it before – do not miss. Get more details and tickets here.
While I’m at it, ELISION-heads and fans of extreme notated music should be pretty excited about the release of two new ELISION CDs on Huddersfield University’s HCR label. Full disclosure: I wrote the sleevenotes for these, but that also means I’ve been listening to the tapes for a while now, and they are very special indeed. The CDs will be officially launched at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival on 23 November.