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Manuel Zurria (flute) & Mark Knoop (piano)




Manuel Zurria displays the many characters of the contemporary flute in this programme. Crane’s reflective work for bass flute and piano complements Donatoni’s filigree ornamentation, while Shlomowitz adds physical actions to the mix. A playful Nancarrow piano solo precedes the highly virtuosic duo by Beat Furrer.


Laurence Crane Gli anni prog (2014) 15’

Howard Skempton Axis ‘90 (1990) 2’

Howard Skempton Bagatelle (1985) 1’

Franco Donatoni Fili (1982) 12’

— interval —

Matthew Shlomowitz Left, Right, Up, Down, Pogo (2013) 7’

Conlon Nancarrow Canon B (1988) 7’

Beat Furrer presto (1997) 8’

Manuel Zurria was born in Catania (Sicily) in 1962 and has been living in Rome since 1980. He has worked closely with many of the most important italian composers and inspired a whole generation of composers from all over the world to write new works for flute. Strongly attracted by minimalism, in the early months of 2008 he published with Die Schachtel a triple cd called REPEAT! which represents the sum of his experiences, including original or transcribed works for flute and electronics in collaboration with Arvo Pärt, Louis Andriessen, Tom Johnson and many others. In 1990 he founded the new music ensemble Alter Ego.

London based pianist and conductor Mark Knoop is known for his fearless performances and individual interpretations. He has commissioned and premiered countless new works and worked with many respected composers including Michael Finnissy, Joanna Bailie, Bryn Harrison, Johannes Kreidler, Matthew Shlomowitz, and Steven Kazuo Takasugi. His versatile technique and virtuosity also brings fresh approaches to the standard and 20th-century repertoire.

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7.00pm - 9.00pmTuesday 10th May 2016

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

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