Contraventions: New Music for Contrabass Flute. Iklectik, London
New Music for contrabass flute and electronics, including a number of new commissions.
Carla Rees tours a concert of new music for contrabass flute and electronics. The concert will feature premiere performances of several new pieces, including music by Matthew Whiteside, Piers Tattersall, Benjamin Tassie and Michael Oliva.
From 4-7pm there will be a workshop for composers to explore writing for the contrabass flute. Composers are invited to bring sketches or new works to try out (scores can also be submitted in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org), and all their questions about the instrument will be answered during the afternoon. The workshop costs £15 and includes entry to the concert.
The contrabass flute is a rare instrument, most usually found in flute choirs, but in this programme it takes on a new solo persona. It is both impressive in sound and size, and complimented by electronics this concert will be a sonic delight of rarely heard music.
The National Lottery through Creative Scotland Open Project Funding and Help Musicians UK Career Development Bursary have supported the development of Matthew’s new piece.
Tickets on the door - £10
Workshop + concert - £15
Workshop - 4-7pm
Concert - 8.30 pm
Tickets will be available soon from the venue here: http://iklectikartlab.com/ (click What's On>Music)