The Music of Eliane Radigue

2 February 2019

Saturday 2 February, 7.30pm

Nothing moves fast in the work of the French composer Eliane Radigue; her pieces unfold very gradually, their beautiful sustained surfaces illuminating the smallest details and subtle shifts in timbre. After spending a number of decades working almost exclusively with the Arp synthesizer and magnetic tape, she turned to writing for acoustic instruments in 2001. Her series of instrumental and ensemble pieces called 'Occam' - after the theory of philosopher William of Ockham that the simplest option is always the best - are written for specific performers and are communicated verbally to the players; there are no written scores.
This programme of her work features three musicians who will all play the pieces that were written for them.

Angharad Davies (violin)
Julia Eckhardt (viola)
Dominic Lash (double bass)

Eliane Radigue: Occam IV
Eliane Radigue: Occam XVII
Eliane Radigue: Occam XXI
Eliane Radigue: Occam River XV

Part of a programme of events hosted by composer, Laurence Crane.

Laurence Crane is closely associated with the ensemble Apartment House, who have given over 40 performances of his works. Some performances they have given include has written Riis (1996) and John White in Berlin (2003). He has written a considerable amount of piano music. Pianists who have performed his work include Michael Finnissy, Thalia Myers and John Tilbury. His piece 'Octet' was shortlisted for the 2009 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards in the Chamber-Scale Composition category, along with works by Harrison Birtwistle and Karlheinz Stockhausen. In 2017, he won the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards for Artists 2017. In the same year, his piece Omloop Het Ives for bass flute and string quartet was nominated for the British Composer Awards. He is currently Professor of Composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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