Ed Bennett: Out of Nowhere

Ed Bennett: Out of Nowhere

Frontiers Series

Date and time
02 May 2019 (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

The Lab, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR

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Birmingham Record Company Day

Birmingham Record Company Day launches an exciting partnership between BRC and the internationally acclaimed NMC Records with this special one day festival featuring performances and works from many of the artists associated with the label.

£5 individual event, £20 day ticket


Ed Bennett: Out of Nowhere

Xenia Pestova piano
Ed Bennett electronics

Out of Nowhere draws upon material from the traditional Irish air Pórt Na BPúcaí (known in English as Song of the Fairies), a ghostly and beautiful tune believed to have originated in the Blasket Islands off the remote South West coast of Ireland.

Lauded for dynamic energy and crystalline precision (RTE Nova Ireland) Xenia Pestovas performances and recordings have earned her a reputation as a leading interpreter of uncompromising repertoire of her generation.

Ed Bennetts music has been described as anarchic (Irish Times), manic (Classical Music) and thrilling (Gramophone) and is often characterised by its strong rhythmic energy, extreme contrasts and the combination of acoustic, electronic and multimedia elements

This work was commissioned for Xenia Pestova by INTER / actions Festival for Interactive Electronic Music / Frontiers+ Festival / Cork Orchestral Society and was made possible with funding through Beyond Borders from the PRS for Music Foundation, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Ireland, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Arts Council of Wales.

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