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Impossible Brilliance: the music of Conlon Nancarrow

 21 April 2012 at 7.30 pm 

Impossible Brilliance: the music of Conlon Nancarrow

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
South Bank, London SE1
United Kingdom
08700 606 096

Baldur Brönnimann conductor
Ben Gernon conductor
Rex Lawson pianola
David Hockings percussion
Iain Farrington harpsichord
Sound Intermedia electronics
Netia Jones (for lightmap)projection design

The London Sinfonietta celebrates the works of 20th-century musical maverick
Conlon Nancarrow. A former soldier in the Spanish Civil War, Nancarrow spent most
of his life in Mexico exploring intricate rhythmic designs only playable by mechanical
instruments. This event highlights existing and new arrangements of his jazzy and
hyperkinetically energetic music and incorporates live projection depicting the
character of Conlon Nancarrow by designer Netia Jones.

Conlon Nancarrow : Study No. 21 (new arr. Murcott)
Conlon Nancarrow : Piece No. 2 for Small Orchestra
Conlon Nancarrow : Study No. 6 (arr. Mikhashoff)
John Cage : Five
Conlon Nancarrow : Study No. 5 (arr. Mikhashoff)
Conlon Nancarrow : Study No. 26 (new arr. Rogers)
James Tenney : Spectral Canon for Conlon Nancarrow
Conlon Nancarrow : Toccata for violin and player piano
Conlon Nancarrow : Tango? (arr. Mikhashoff)
Conlon Nancarrow : Piece No.1 for Small Orchestra
Conlon Nancarrow : Piece for Tape (arr. Murcott)
Gyorgy Ligeti : Continuum for solo harpsichord
Conlon Nancarrow : Study for Player Piano No. 49a
Conlon Nancarrow : Study No. 49 a,b,c (new arr. Thomas)

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