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 06 May 2017 at 7.30pm 


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

Tim Gill cello
Fali Pavri piano
Sound Intermedia sound projection

With its sonorous bass tones and piercing high register, the cello has fascinated composers for generations. As part of the Cello Unwrapped series at Kings Place, our Principal Cellist Tim Gill presents a survey of the styles and sounds of contemporary cello repertoire through the 20th and 21st centuries. From the mesmeric spiritualism of Messiaen and Pärt, through the concise pointillism of Webern, to the athletic virtuosity of Xenakis’ Kottos – “rough, harsh and full of noise” – this programme probes the cello’s many different characters, and the voices it has found in the contemporary music landscape.

Arvo Part : Fratres
Jonathan Harvey : Ricercare una melodia
Iannis Xenakis : Kottos
Thomas Ades : Les eaux (mvt 1 from Lieux retrouvés)
Anna Clyne : Paint Box
Harrison Birtwistle : Wie Eine Fuga

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