May 9, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Milton Court Concert Hall - London, UK
Silk Street
London EC2Y
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.

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