music from around the Pacific Oceon – Australia, Japan, Chile, Indonesia and the West Coast of America
The concert brings together music by the godfather of ‘minimalism’ – the California-based Terry Riley – and Fire and Hammer, a recent work by Charlie Barber inspired by the instruments of the Javanese gamelan.
The programme also features Japan’s Toru Takemitsu with a performance of his atmospheric Rain Tree and Australian Peter Sculthorpe who derives much of his inspiration from Aboriginal and Balinese sounds and the music of wind and thunder.
The concert also includes the hypnotic, oriental sound world of John Cage and Lou Harrison, the jazzy polyrhythms of Conlon Nancarrow and Seventh Heaven, a work specially written for the Band by Mark Lockett.
Music direction: Charlie Barber
Musicians: 1999 performances: Simon Stewart (clarinet, saxophones), Katie Samways (clarinet, saxophones), Tom Watson (trumpet), Steven Legge (trombone), David Appleton (piano), Harry Fowler (percussion), Colin McCann (percussion), Jonathan Burnett (violin), Liz Norton (violin), Morgan Goff (viola), Sharon McKinley (cello), Paula Gardiner (double bass, bass guitar)
2000 performance: Simon Stewart (clarinet, saxophones), Carl Cassidy (saxophone), Rob Samuel (trumpet), David Liddell (trombone), Harry Fowler (percussion), Colin McCann (percussion), Jeff Moore (violin), Jonathan Burnett (violin), Reiad Chibah (viola), Sharon McKinley (cello), Paula Gardiner (double bass, bass guitar)
Stage manager: Ian Buchanan
Company manager: Alex Lemmon
|19.11.99||CARDIFF||Welsh College of Music & Drama|
|07.07.00||BURY ST EDMUNDS||Blackthorpe Barn|
With the financial support of: Arts Council of Wales, Musicians’ Union, Performing Right Society
Programme – Blackthorpe Barn
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