Admission Price: Free to attend; please reserve a place, since capacity is limited.
A tribute concert to composer Michael Parsons, featuring selections from his extensive catalogue of works for solo piano and two pianos. A key figure in English experimental music during the 1960s, Parsons was a co-founder of the legendary Scratch Orchestra, with Cornelius Cardew and Howard Skempton.
Since then, he has been active as a teacher, writer and concert programmer, alongside his career as a composer of distinctive vocal and instrumental music, often concerned with systems and formal clarity.
Parsons will be performing his own music, alongside fellow pianist-composers Makiko Nishikaze and Tim Parkinson, whose works share a similar spirit of fresh and clear investigation.
- Michael Parsons, Rhythm Studies I for 2 pianos (1971)
- Michael Parsons, Two Canons for piano duet (1979-80)
- Michael Parsons, Oblique Pieces 11, 12, 13, 15, 17
- Makiko Nishikaze, December for two pianos, three performers (2018, world premiere)
- Tim Parkinson, untitled two pianos (1999)
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7.00pm - 8.00pmTuesday 11th December 2018