Sunday 28 June
Cafe Oto, London
Cikada perform works from the acclaimed composer Laurence Crane as a launch night for their new CD on the Lawo Classics label.
“I use simple and basic musical objects; common chords and intervals, arpeggios, drones, cadences, fragments of scales and melodies. The materials may seem familiar – perhaps even rather ordinary – but my aim is to find a fresh beauty in these objects by placing them in new structural and formal contexts and by using a surface texture that is highly reduced.” – Laurence Crane, 2013
Simon Holt (2007) for piano, violin & cello
Sparling (1992) for clarinet & piano
Riis (1996) for clarinet, cello and electric organ
Four Miniatures (2003) for flute, violin, percussion & piano
Come back to the old specimen cabinet John Vigani, John Vigani part 1 (2007) for clarinet, percussion & pre-recorded drone
Erki Nool (1999) for flute & piano
Trio (1996) for bass flute, clarinet in A & piano
Estonia (2001) for alto flute / bass flute, clarinet, violin & cello
Laurence Crane was born in Oxford in 1961 and studied composition with Peter Nelson and Nigel Osborne at Nottingham University. His music is mainly written for the concert hall, although his list of works includes pieces originally written for film, radio, theatre, dance and installation. He lives and works in London.
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