Phaedra Ensemble: VOX: 2018 SERIES PASS
The second VOX series continues Phaedra Ensembles exploring the human voice through technology, tradition and experimental art music. Over three concerts at The Old Truman Brewery, London, the series includes new commissions, UK premieres, and collaborations with some of Phaedras favourite artists.
VOX:04 - 22 March 2018
VOX:05 - 03 May 2018
VOX:06 - 05 July 2018
ENTRY TO ALL 3 CONCERTS
Soprano Heloise Werner, co-director of the Hermes Experiment, joins the ensemble as soloist in the opening VOX concert, for a new multimedia work by Jamie Hamilton exploring voice synthesis and technological infinity, and Cassandra Millers Bel Canto - creating an intimate portrait of Maria Callas through transcribed audio recordings. The concert culminates in a performance of Cornelius Cardews Paragraph 7 from the The Great Learning, featuring singers from community choirs including CoMa Voices and AppleChorus alongside Phaedra Ensemble, guest performers and friends.
The series features a retrospective of the New York downtown scene, with rarely performed works by Meredith Monk, David Lang, Julius Eastman, and a UK premiere of John Morans Little Retarded Boy with guest dancer Marta Masiero, plus a reinterpretation of Laurie Andersons iconic O Superman.
The second concert features two young composers based in the North of England; a new commission from Vitalija Glovacktye, working with lo-fi electronics and lights, and a performance of John Urens Her dying moments, based on a letter written after the death of David Bowie.
The third commission in the series sees an intriguing collaboration between sound artist, DJ and producer Shelley Parker, folk vocalists The Ballina Whalers and Phaedra, exploring the Sea Shanty tradition of the British Isles.
Other performances include Kevin Volans Dancers on a Plane for string quartet and field recordings, Neil Lucks experiments with Japanese digital pop avatar Hatsune Miku, and Leo Chadburns musical setting of Maos infamous Hundred Flowers speech.
Phaedra ensemble was formed in 2014 by violinist Phillip Granell and Composer Jamie Hamilton to perform new music with a particular focus on cross genre collaboration. Recent performances include Kings Place, The Barbican, The Southbank centre, Cafe OTO and a residency at NYU Abu Dhabi with Susheela Raman, as well as broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, Here and Now and Resonance FM.
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