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Against the Day: A concert for Simon Howard (1960-2013)




Series: City University London Concert Series

Unquiet lullabies, dream-visions of nightless night, sound-images of time stilled and time reversed … A concert tribute to the poet Simon Howard (1960-2013), based around the themes that pervade his work and featuring contributions from the many composers and performers who were his friends.


nullRICHARD BARRETT - lost for piano
J.S. BACH - Prelude and Fugue in C# minor (WTC Bk 1)
JOHN HAILS - Enlightenment for harp and electronics (WP)
ALISTAIR ZALDUA - contrejours for piano and electronics
HEINRICH BIBER - Passagalia 'The Guardian Angel', from Mystery Sonatas
RICHARD BARRETT - tendril for harp and electronics (UKP)
BARBARA WOOF - Utopians for fixed-media electronics (WP)
EVAN JOHNSON - three reversed movements, to bring destroyed objects back to life for piano
ANDREW NOBLE - The Laugh of the Medusa for speaking pianist (UKP)
PHILIPP BLUME- Departures: for Simon Howard (WP) for 4-channel electroacoustic sound [based on a text by Yiannis Ritsos]
PHILIP VENABLES - Numbers 91-95 for speaker (with tape recorders), flute, harp and woodblock [text by Simon Howard]

Pavlos Antoniadis (piano)
Milana Zarić (harp)
Richard Barrett (electronics)
Persephone Gibbs (Baroque violin)

Image credit: Tony Carter - used by kind permission

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7.00pm - 8.30pmTuesday 24th March 2015

Performance Space College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom

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