Music We’d Like To Hear – MANY & ONE
Nomi Epstein – for Cage99 (2011) *
Kara Feely – I DIDN’T PREPARE FOR THIS BUT PROBABLY THAT IS BEST (2015) *
Hauke Harder – 88BB (8 strings – 8 primes – bowl-back) (2011) *
Sarah Hughes – Fires and Conifers (2012)
Martin Iddon – Aigeiros (2016) *
Jo Kondo – Calamintha (2000)
Christian Wolff – Banjo Player (2015) **
Seth Josel (guitar, mandolin and banjo)
Ensemble We’d Like to Hear
For the first programme we are fortunate to present a rare British appearance by Berlin-based guitarist Seth Josel, in a programme pairing focussed, intimate solo compositions for guitar, banjo and mandolin, with interdisciplinary works for large group performance.
This programme features exciting new ensemble pieces from: New York-based composer Kara Feely, a co-founder of experimental theatre group Object Collection; Chicago-based Nomi Epstein, founder of the a•pe•ri•od•ic ensemble; UK artist and composer Sarah Hughes, co-founder of curatorial platform Compost & Height.
Solo works for guitar include a new piece by Martin Iddon (UK) and a recent work (fast becoming a classic) by Japanese composer Jo Kondo. The mandolin makes an appearance in music by German composer Hauke Harder, and an instrument rarely heard in new music, the banjo, in a work from the inexhaustible American experimentalist Christian Wolff.