The Eluvium Ensemble
Bringing together some of London’s greatest chamber musicians, The Eluvium Ensemble is led by artistic director and pianist Aleksander Szram. In this programme, the ensemble of flute, viola, mezzo-soprano and piano performs two rarely-heard works by Frederic Rzewski. The American composer Rzewski, resident in Belgium, is known as a maverick of the contemporary music world, and has produced a wealth of chamber music over his long career. The works in this concert, ‘Chains’ derived from originally 12 operas for television, and ‘Spots’, can be performed by any group of 3-4 instruments. The Eluvium Ensemble present both these alongside a world premiere by the young British composer, Will Handysides, who is co-Guest Artistic Director for Borough New Music Series 12.
Aleksander Szram (piano), Georgia Mae Bishop (mezzo-soprano), Caleb Sibley (viola), Fiona Kelly (flute)
Frederic Rzewski (b. 1938): Spots (1986)
Frederic Rzewski:Chains (1986)
Will Handysides (b. 1993): New Work (2018) World Premiere