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Minimal Materials 1

 16 September 2012 at 7:15PM 

Minimal Materials 1

Kings Place
90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
United Kingdom
020 7520 1440

London Sinfonietta
London Sinfonietta Academy Ensemble

The first of two concerts that explore how the repetition of minimal amounts of musical material make for a compelling listen.

Laurence Crane’s music is hauntingly beautiful in its stillness. Crafted with immense care, and a careful choice of consonant harmonies, his Trio and Riis both date from 1996.

Graham Fitkin was a pupil of Louis Andriessen, and while studying with him evolved his own highly tonal and often piano based version of minimal composition. His early piano piece, The Cone Gatherers (1987) helped establish his reputation and the concert also features his high energy Flak for two pianos and eight hands and a new arrangement for ensemble of Compel.

In this concert, London Sinfonietta musicians perform side-by-side with members of the London Sinfonietta Academy Ensemble.

Graham Fitkin : The Cone Gatherers
Laurence Crane : Trio
Graham Fitkin : Flak
Laurence Crane : Riis
Graham Fitkin : Compel

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