Music of the devotional and sensual celebrated in a concert for the imagination. The world premiere of Allah Hoo, and intoxitcating cocktail of dub, Bhangra and scratch specially commissioned from young composer Barnaby Oliver as well as two works by Charlie BarberKhyal, a reinvention of classical Hindustani music, and Ex Ipsum Mundum a tribute to Stravinsky.

Also in the programme are works by Arvo Pärt whose reputation has blossomed as a composer of sacred music for a secular age, Gavin Bryars, one of the great originals of English music and Graham Fitkin.

Music direction: Charlie Barber

Musicians: Mark Morren (clarinet, saxophones), Duncan Ashby (clarinet, saxophones), Jonathan Mainwaring (trumpet), Gwyn Daniels (trombone), Ruth Wall (piano), Simon Limbrick (percussion), Tim Wright (percussion), Alison Francis (violin), Michael Rafferty (violin), John Rayson (viola), Sharon McKinley (cello), Paula Gardiner (double bass, bass guitar)

Stage managers: Alistair Viles, Duncan Ellison

Administration: David Sheppard

Photography: Nicola Schauerman


28.02.95LONDONSt Giles in the Barbican, Cripplegate
02.03.95CARDIFFCity United Reformed Church
07.03.95MANCHESTERRoyal Northern College of Music

With the financial support of: Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Holst Foundation, London Arts Board, Musicians’ Union, North West Arts, Performing Right Society, Cardiff City Council, South Glamorgan County Council


The Independent (Robert Maycock)



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