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Meet the Contras

rarescale

Following a call by rarescale for music for the unusual and rather exciting combination of contrabass flute, contrabass clarinet and contrabassoon, Anna’s newly-composed work Contradanza has been selected for the ‘Meet the Contras’ concert programme this Thursday.

Thursday 21st June, 7:30pm
ADMISSION FREE
St James’ Church, Sussex Gardens, London W2 3UD
(nearest station: Paddington)

These three instruments are pretty much as low as you can go with woodwind. It’s all about the bass – and bass means big. They are definitely a sight to behold! In rarescale’s words:

The concert is FREE and we’d love to show you what our amazing low instruments can do!

The performance is part of Make Music Day UK. Full details here: www.facebook.com/events/2092882854304485/  Just turn up!

 

Gembird – new work for chamber ensemble

Introducing Gembird: 7! For 6, written in December 2012 in response to a call for scores by Kokoro and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for their South West Composers Day. A return to instrumental ensemble writing, this is a sextet which organically weaves colour and texture around a skeleton of musical patterns, which happen to be inspired by the number 5040 (which mathematicians will know as 7x6x5x4x3x2x1, or 7! for short). It is scored for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion (xylophone and tambourine, 1 player). Preview the score on the Portfolio page. Audio coming soon.

Gembird

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