Thursday 7 February
Chris Bradley, University of Huddersfield percussion tutor, reunites former students of the University of Huddersfield from the last 20 years. All professional percussionists, the ensemble will perform a programme centred around Steve Reich’s ‘Six Marimbas’ plus ‘Music for Pieces of Wood’ and arrangements of well-known melodies taken from the Musser Marimba Orchestra’s 1930s World Expo repertoire.
Thursday 14 February
Gnod (R&D) is a stripped back version of the band consisting for this outing of Gnod co-founders Paddy Shine and Chris Haslam. After 10 years of Gnod, with over 40 players passing through the ranks, Gnod (R&D) is a chance to hit the road and ‘research and develop’ sounds, places, people and atmospheres for the next stages of future Gnod performances.
R&D will find Paddy and Chris improvising with new instruments, sounds and ideas with the option of collaborating with various musicians along the way.
There will be an open stage at Gnod (R&D) shows and people are encouraged to get involved be it singing, shouting, dancing, bringing an instrument or device to the table, or just simply tuning in and coming along for the ride.
Internationally renowned pianist, musicologist and champion of avant-garde music Ian Pace presents an uncompromising recital, featuring a range of diverse new short works written in tribute for his 50th birthday, book-ended with two essays in extreme pianistic virtuosity from either end of the twentieth century – ‘Hawthorne’ from Charles Ives’ Concord sonata, and Michael Finnissy’s transcendental Piano Concerto No. 4.
• Charles Ives, ‘Hawthorne’ from Piano Sonata No. 2 “Concord, Mass., 1840-1860” (1916-19, rev. 1920s-40s) (10’)
• Walter Zimmermann, Stars for Ian (2017) (2’)
• Marc Yeats, exordium (2017) (3’)
• Lauren Redhead, nothing really changes (2017) (4’)
• Eleri Angharad Pound, pbh (2017-18) (2’)
• Alannah-Marie Halay, Progress always comes late (2017) (3’)
• Alistair Zaldua, Sylph Figures for Ian Pace (2017) (4’)
• Michael Finnissy, Piano Concerto No. 4 (1978, rev. 1996) (17’)