3×3: Got Rhythm
Kate Whitley – 3 Pieces for Violin and Piano
Harrison Birtwistle – The Axe Manual
Gordon McPherson – Maps and Diagrams of Our Pain
‘The Axe Manual’ is every bit as sharp and striking as its title suggests – and a typically uncompromising work from the catalogue of Harrison Birtwistle, one of our country’s greatest living composers. It’s the centrepiece of the third event in this mini-series of concerts featuring scaled-back, socially-distanced Psappha trios. To close, we’re revisiting a Psappha classic: Gordon McPherson’s slow-burning work rooted in obsession and fear. And to begin, a newer piece by one of Britain’s most exciting young composers: a trio of short duets by Kate Whitley, founder of London’s fabulous Multi-Story Orchestra. Please join us to watch the performance live at 7pm via YouTube Live.
Benedict Holland – violin
Benjamin Powell – piano
Tim Williams – percussion
Live online: To allow as many people as possible to enjoy the 3×3 series, we’ll be livestreaming the 7pm concert through YouTube Live – entirely for free.