SpectrumXXI-Interfaces (IV) Hyperion Ensemble
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SpectrumXXI-Interfaces (IV) Hyperion Ensemble

SpectrumXXI-Interfaces (IV) Hyperion Ensemble

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Conway Hall

25, Red Lion Square

25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL, UK

United Kingdom

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HYPERION INTERNATIONAL

AVRAM :

AXE 7 for doublebass UK Premiere ( Zach Rowden)

CARRICK: :

Orgo (II) for ensemble ( w.p.)

DUMITRESCU:

UNSTABLE MOLECULES (II) for ensemble (w.p.)

AVRAM:

“MURMUR II” for ensemble and electronics ( w.p.)

HODGKINSON

(w.p for ensemble title t.b.a.)

DUMITRESCU:

New Cosmic Pulse ( w.p.)


"When I first experienced the music of Ana-Maria Avram and Iancu Dumitrescu, it dawned on me how repressed and restrained and pallid and tight and downright petty was the British ‘radical' music (‘the New Complexity') I'd previously been supporting. These worthy composers just don't seem able to persuade their musicians to attack their instruments with this amount of reckless sensuality (‘gusto'). You'd have to go back to the early days of Free Improvisation (the Tony Oxley Sextet; Bailey & Bennink; Masayuki Takayanagi in Japan) for this kind of advanced instrumental extremism. I believe this is the reason Tim Hodgkinson got involved, and why Edition Minuit CDs are distributed by ReR Megacorp, Forced Exposure and Metamkine: the power of Dumitrescu music transcends genre, or rather marketing niches, and can speak to listeners whose other listening could be, say, Rod Stewart or Masonna. I take it as axiomatic that the British composers worth taking seriously today would be Brian Ferneyhough, Michael Finnissy, James Dillon or Richard Barrett (today lumbered with the description the New Complexity, a label they all despise), rather than any of the busily promoted approaches to easy listening and film music who use postmodernist excuses about ‘after avant garde' (and a positivist concept of chronology) to justify their contrivances (Nyman, Bryars, Taverner, Martland etc.). I think perhaps the restraint of advanced music in Britain may be a reaction to the overwhelming popularity and visibility of British pop and rock - but something is getting in the way of making great music happen in London right now. Which is why I'm excited with Dumitrescu and Avram! ( Ben Watson)

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