September 15th, 2013 | Published in Blog
Thursday 3rd October, 8pm
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Joanna MacGregor piano
Tom Arthurs trumpet
Elaine Mitchener voice
Oliver Coates cello
Isambard Khroustaliov electronics
How do you play a picture? Composers and artists from John Cage to Brian Eno have experimented with notation to create extraordinary visual scores that rival the best contemporary art. This transatlantic programme spans classical, experimental and jazz, in works featuring graphic art, comic strip and abstract art. Innovative pianist Joanna MacGregor is at the heart of a super group of the UK’s most original musicians who perform music by George Crumb, Cathy Berberian, Fred Frith, John Cage, Wadada Leo Smith, Cornelius Cardew, Tom Phillips RA and Jennifer Walshe against the striking visual backdrop of their projected scores.
7pm Pre-concert talk : An illustrated talk takes place alongside the event featuring Theresa Sauer, from the fascinating Notations21, plus Tom Phillips RA.
For more information on the project visit sounduk.net
£20, concessions £19, Friends £18, students £10