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Open Circuit - The Riot Ensemble

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Victoria Gallery & Museum - Leggate Theatre

University of Liverpool

Ashton Street

Liverpool

L69 3DR

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The Riot Ensemble live up to their name with this contemporary programme that disrupts conventional expectations of chamber music.

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Centered around Brian Ferneyhough's feverishly virtuosic sextet Liber Scintillarum (Book of Sparks) and Grisey's spectral masterpiece Talea, this programme explores the extremes of contemporary ensemble writing. Siemens Prize winning composer Clara Iannotta's mesmerising string duo in which, "like skaters in a concrete bowl, the bows of violin and viola glide across their strings, creating hushed, airy harmonics", sits alongside a new work by Israeli composer Hadas Pe'ery and Ben Hackbarth's thrilling Lockstep Variations which features two speakers placed inside the percussionists snare drums creating "a pair of phantom musicians, two disembodied drummers who are spatially and gesturally enmeshed with the acoustic ensemble."

Programme:

*Ben Hackbarth - Lockstep Variations for ensemble

Clara Iannotta - Limun for violin / viola duo

Brian Ferneyhough - Liber Scintilarrum for ensemble

Hadas Pe'ery - New Work for ensemble

Gerard Grisey - Talea for ensemble

*Ben Hackbarth is Head of Composition at the University of Liverpool

The Riot Ensemble is a modular and elastic group, which draws from the top emerging and professional UK chamber musicians to offer the highest degree of artistic quality and flexibility in programming. We are led by a core Artistic Board who collaboratively develop, plan and produce our projects.

Performers:

Richard Craig - Flute

Philip Haworth - Oboe

Ausias Garrigos Morant - Bass Clarinet

Adam Swayne - Piano

George Barton - Percussion

Sarah Saviet - Violin

Stephen Upshaw - Viola

Louise McMonagle - Cello

Aaron Holloway-Nahum - Conductor

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Victoria Gallery & Museum - Leggate Theatre

University of Liverpool

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