Frontiers: Rehnqvist in Birmingham - Decibel
Frontiers: Rehnqvist in Birmingham
Recital Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
£4 (£2) advance*
£5 (£3) on the door
Artistic director / electronics Ed Bennett
Conductor Daniele Rosina
Barbara Lueneburg violin
Neil McGovern saxophones
Michelle Holloway recorders
Jack McNeill clarinets
Martyn Sanderson trombone
Paul Norman electric guitar
Sebastiano Dessanay bass
Eliza McCarthy piano
Damien Harron percussion
For tonight’s programme Decibel presents a high energy concert of the music of Ed Bennett including a substantial, immersive new commission written especially for this tour.
‘Ed Bennett’s ensemble Decibel works across contemporary music fields, from the postminimal amplified music popular in the Netherlands and New York, to the noisy and skronky improvisation that skulks loudly in hidden corners across the world, to the shards of various experimental electronic/spectral/notated musics currently itinerant between concert hall and laptop.’
Stephen Graham, The Quietus 2013
Frontiers welcomes you to a special week of events centered around a residency from the remarkable Swedish composer Karin Rehnqvist.
Rehnqvist is one of Scandinavia’s most well-known contemporary composers, whose work is regularly performed all over the world. Her powerfully unforgettable music incorporates elements of folk music such as the vocal technique of Kulning, and she has worked in every medium ranging from orchestral work and operas through to ensembles made of instruments made from ice.
Other highlights of the week include a portrait concert of Conservatoire-based Irish composer Ed Bennett performed by the viscerally charged Decibel, and a Composers', Platform featuring a host of world premières from our dynamic composition department.
Forthcoming events in Frontiers: Rehnqvist in Birmingham
Forthcoming dates will be announced soon.