Live review – ELISION at Kings Place

My review of ELISION’s concert at Kings Place last week is now online at Musical Pointers:

When your repertory is so full of solo works, as ELISION’s undoubtedly is, there is a tricky programming balance to strike between these and any ensemble pieces. But, at the same time, many of the composers who ELISION play explore our understanding of ‘solo’ and ‘ensemble’, and in this concert both Barrett and Karski made a virtue of this juxtaposition.

Continue reading here.


ELISION: CODEX at King’s Place

I wish I had time to post more today about this concert. Unfortunately I don’t, but that’s no reflection on how much you want to be there:

The blisteringly virtuosic skills of Australian violinist Graeme Jennings meets the challenge of Brian Ferneyhough’s Intermedio alla ciaccona. Links between improvisation and notated aesthetics are explored in a new version of Codex IX, a major electro-acoustic piece of Richard Barrett realised with the participation of the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory of RMIT, Melbourne.  The incessant and inexorable energies of Anthony Braxton/Timothy O’Dwyer and Dominik Karski sit alongside a continuing emphasis upon James Dillon. ELISION is Australia’s premier new music ensemble. The group has established a reputation for delivering authoritative and virtuosic interpretations of complex, unusual and challenging aesthetics, often developed in close collaboration with the composer.  ELISION is proud and pleased to be Artists -in-residence with CeReNeM, University of Huddersfield (2009-10).


Anthony Braxton-Timothy O’Dwyer   For alto
transcription/arrangement for solo violin

Dominik Karski  Overflow (2006)
For oboe, trumpet/piccolo trumpet, trombone, percussion

James Dillon Diffraction (1984)
for solo piccolo

James Dillon Todesengel (1996)
for solo vibraphone and clarinet

Brian Ferneyhough Intermedio all ciaccona (1986)
for solo violin

Aaron Cassidy memento/memorial (2010)
solo oboe

Richard Barrett Codex IX (2008)
Flute/s, recorder/s , clarinet, trumpet, trombone, electric guitar, percussion, violin, live electronics

Date: 8PM Monday 7th June, 2010
Venue: Hall Two, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London
Price: £9.50
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