Admission Price: Free to attend, please book a place
Series: City University London Concert Series
Richard Craig presents two new solo works from his collaborations with Richard Barrett and Kristian Ireland alongside a new duo work by John Croft for voice and bass flute with the fantastic Loré Lixenberg.
Richard Barrett - Vale for solo flute (world premiere)
John Croft - Deux Meditations d'une Furie for voice and bass flute (world premiere)
Brian Ferneyhough - Mnemosyne for bass flute and tape
Loré Lixenberg - solo voice. Work tba
Kristian Ireland - Luminous for solo alto flute and amplification (world premiere)
Richard Craig's work spans performance, improvisation, composition and collaboration with other artists and musicians. As an performer of new music he has worked with composers such as Brian Ferneyhough, James Dillon and Helmut Lachenman and is particularly committed to the development of new repertoire for flute. Invitations to perform with groups such as ELISION, Musikfabrik and Klangforum Wien have taken him to festivals such as Maerzmusik Berlin, Wittener Tage für Neue Musik, the Venice Biennale, the Festival D'automne in Paris and the Lincoln Center Festival New York. Equally active as a soloist, he has given recitals throughout the world performing new work. Richard is also a member of Distractfold (UK) and SMASH (Spain).
Richard studied flute at RSAMD (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), at first with Sheena Gordon and then with Richard Blake. He then continued his studies at the Conservatoire du Musique Strasbourg with Mario Caroli with assistance of a Dewar Award and the Scottish International Educational Trust.
In connection with the first performance of vale for solo flute, Richard Barrett will be giving a pre-concert talk on Radically Idiomatic Instrumentalism at 5.30pm. More details here
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