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Live Events

Wonderland

Boulez - Le Marteau sans maître

Psappha at St. Michael's, 36-38 George Leigh Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 5DG

Thursday 22 March 2018, 19:30

Takemitsu 
Towards the Sea 
 
Tom Harrold 
New Work (World première)* 
 
Berio 
Naturale 
 
Boulez 
Le Marteau sans Maître 
 
 
Jamie Phillips 
conductor 
 
Psappha Ensemble 
 

 

Benjamin Powell (piano), Tim Williams (cimbalom), Benedict Holland (violin) and Jennifer Langridge (cello)
Join us in our St Michael's home for this special collaboration with Curated Place.
The centrepiece of this performance is the world premiere of Stylianos Dimou's Metallicas where acoustic sounds undergo electronic transformation resulting in the assembly of sonic twins.
Featuring emerging composers alongside established 20th century greats the programme has been curated to showcase Psappha's virtuoso musicians in an eclectic mix of music that - along with tape and electronics - explores the sonorities of each individual instrument.

Meaning The Hammer Without a Master, Boulez' iconic work is a classic of the twentieth century whose sonority and sense of time and direction were profoundly influenced by music from Asia and Africa. Rising star Tom Harrold's new work has been commissioned by Psappha to complement the Boulez.

Berio's Naturale pairs live musicians with recordings of Sicilian street vendors highlighting the contrast between flowing folk melodies and the raw, natural voice of the street singer. Takemitsu's Towards the Sea recalls the ebb and flow of the ocean and was commissioned by the Greenpeace Foundation for their Save the Whale campaign.

 

*The Tom Harrold commission is supported by the Fidelio Charitable Trust.

 

Psappha: Demystifying New Music

6pm - Barrie Gavin's 2005 film: Pierre Boulez: Living in the Present - free to ticket holders.

Learn more before you see it played. Come early, get a drink and settle into your seats for a special screening of this intimate portrait of a remarkable artist and his inspiration.

To buy tickets for this event please visit our events page: tickets from Skiddle.

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The fully licenced bar will be open before, during and after the performance