The Music of Laurence Crane and Pauline Oliveros

9 February 2019

Saturday 9 February, 7.30pm

Music by Laurence Crane and Pauline Oliveros is featured on the soundtracks of the two new films by Beatrice Gibson. This concert presents pieces by both composers; some sharing similar aesthetic and structural characteristics with Gibson's output and also with the work of Gertrude Stein, on whose screenplay Gibson bases Deux Soeurs Qui Ne Sont Pas Soeurs.

Exploring aspects of portraiture, repetition and duplication - exact and inexact - the music seems in many ways closely aligned to the notion of 'the copy' that fascinates Gibson.

Pauline Oliveros: Trio for flute, piano and page turner
Laurence Crane:  Piano Piece no.23 'Ethiopian Distance Runners' 
Pauline Oliveros:  Portrait of Manuel Zurria
Laurence Crane:  Gli Anni Prog

Manuel Zurria (flutes and electronics)
Mark Knoop (piano)

Manuel Zurria worked with Oliveros on his realisation of 'Portrait', which he subsequently released on CD; Mark Knoop and Zurria have both been involved with the performance of Crane's music for several years now.

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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