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Parallax

Parallax 05: Trinity Laban Composers at the ICA

6 Feb 2015

This project is the fifth in a series of performances whose theme renders the idea of the "parallax" – the separation of two points between which no synthesis or mediation is possible – in musical form. Yet it is precisely via the dialectical tension of such work that new syntheses become possible.

Trinity Laban RDP and Staff composers were invited to submit pieces according to radically different traditions: either a Lachenmann-esque deconstruction of instruments or ensembles into timbre and noise, or a more ‘conventional’ harmonic approach in which the ensemble is treated as a more sonorous whole, following concepts often associated with minimalism or neo-classicism.

The evening will consist of a live evening concert in the Theatre featuring performances of notated compositions for acoustic instruments performed by the Trinity Laban Contemporary Music Group (CMG). The live pieces will include diverse combinations of improvisational, live-electronic, electroacoustic and theatrical approaches.

From 6pm: Sound installation pieces

Arrive early to hear sound installation pieces, including fixed-media electroacoustic works and live electronic performance, which will run continuously from 6pm in the ICA Bar, by Guy Harries, Paul Newland, Dominic Murcott and Will Dutta.

7.30-10 pm: Live evening performance

The evening will consist of a live evening concert in the Theatre featuring performances of notated compositions for acoustic instruments performed by the Trinity Laban Contemporary Music Group. The live pieces will include diverse combinations of improvisational, live-electronic, electroacoustic and theatrical approaches.

Featured composers:

Sam Hayden – Abstraction – for piano and ensemble

Gwyn Pritchard – Tide – for solo piano

Jonathan Firth – Selections from Peaks – for ensemble

Ailie Robertson – Parallax – for ensemble

Douglas Finch – Ucluelet – for solo piano

Edward Jessen – Rood Positions – for amplified string quartet, theatrical figure and auxiliary audio

Andreas Papapetrou – The Garden of Listening – for ensemble

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When

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