Mountains and Waves Session One: Bryce Dessner’s Murder Ballades

When:
May 9, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
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Where:
Milton Court Concert Hall - London, UK
Silk Street
London EC2Y
UK
bryce dessnerA double billing of live UK premieres, starting with the two pianists and two percussionists who form New York quartet Yarn / Wire performing Round-Up, the latest film project from genre-crossing musician and visual artist Sufjan Stevens. 

A follow-up of sorts to 2009’s The BQE, which featured footage of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway set to a contemporary-classical orchestral score, Round-Up was filmed at the longest running rodeo in America, the Pendleton Round-Up in Oregon State, by filmmakers Aaron and Alex Craig.

In the second half the award-winning Chicago chamber music sextet eighth blackbird perform Murder Ballades by Bryce Dessner, alongside other new pieces by contemporary composers.

Performers:
Yarn/Wire:
Ian Antonio percussion
Laura Barger piano
Russell Greenberg percussion
Ning Yu piano

eighth blackbird:
Matthew Duvall percussion
Lisa Kaplan piano
Yvonne Lam violin & viola
Michael J. Maccaferri clarinets
Tim Munro flutes
Nicholas Photinos cello

 

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