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


19.11.99CARDIFFWelsh College of Music & Drama
23.11.99ABERYSTWYTHArts Centre
07.07.00BURY ST EDMUNDSBlackthorpe Barn

With the financial support of: Arts Council of Wales, Musicians’ Union, Performing Right Society



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