Experimental Music Open Rehearsals, Laurence Crane with London Guidhall

5 - 9 February 2019

Tuesday 5 February – Friday 8 February, 3.00 – 6.00pm daily
Saturday 9 February, 2.00 – 5.00pm

Over the duration of a week, the composer Laurence Crane will lead experimental music workshops with students from Guildhall, rehearsing scores by composers whose music has influenced Beatrice Gibson's work and share affinities with the two new films.
Composers will include John Cage, Cornelius Cardew, Mary Jane Leach, Amber Priestley, John Lely, Christian Wolff and Pauline Oliveros. Gallery visitors are welcome to observe rehearsals and on Wednesday 6 February, the cellist Anton Lukoszevieve will participate in the workshop.
An informal performance will take place in the gallery at the end of each day.

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.