John Cage’s tantalisingly melodic 1950 piece is a fascinating ‘halfway house’ between his earlier work and his later practice of using chance procedures to generate and organise musical material.
Ana Sokolovic’s Commedia dell’arte uses characters from the 16th-century Italian artform as inspiration for a piece which is by turns exuberant, sarcastic, touching and hilariously funny.
Cassandra Miller’s Warblework, with its setting of a local folk song called ‘Leaving’ and its dreamy transcriptions of Canadian birdsong, is a moving tribute to the remote island community she left to study composition in Europe.
Booking opens on Tuesday 18 February at 10am
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Cage String Quartet in Four Parts 20’
Ana Sokolovic Commedia dell’arte (UK premiere) 15’
Cassandra Miller Warblework 15’