Premiere of new work for Psappha Ensemble, Manchester

  • St Michael's 36-38 George Leigh Street Manchester, England, M4 5DR United Kingdom

A programme that explores the music of extremes. From Coult’s skittish piano solos with bluesy jambouree to Duddell’s REM-inspired 'Nightswimming'. We travel through the complex rhythmic structures of Xenakis’ Psappha to a continuous transformation of light on glinting leaves in Saariaho’s Light and Matter. Continuing McPherson’s series for solo and virtual instruments, 'Williams Machine' was a birthday present to Psappha. Hall’s 'Advert – wedding dress' reflects on the society of today through a series of hard-hitting poems by Polish writer Agnieszka Dale in a collaboration with electronic artist Mira Calix.

Tom Coult - Two Games and a Nocturne (Psappha commission, world première)
Joe Duddell - Nightswimming
Emily Hall - Advert – wedding dress (Psappha commission, world première)
Gordon McPherson - Williams Machine (world première)
Kaija Saariaho’s - Light and Matter
Xenakis - Psappha

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Please note that this performance contains strong language that some concert goers might find offensive.