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24th March, 2015

Against the Day: A concert for Simon Howard (1960-2013)

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24th March, 2015
Performance Space, College Building, St John Street, London, EC1V 4PB
Free, booking required

Unquiet lullabies, dream-visions of nightless night, sound-images of time stilled and time reversed … A concert tribute to the poet Simon Howard (1960-2013), based around the themes that pervade his work and featuring contributions from the many composers and performers who were his friends.


nullRICHARD BARRETT – lost for piano
J.S. BACH – Prelude and Fugue in C# minor (WTC Bk 1)
JOHN HAILS – Enlightenment for harp and electronics (WP)
ALISTAIR ZALDUA – contrejours for piano and electronics
HEINRICH BIBER – Passagalia ‘The Guardian Angel’, from Mystery Sonatas
RICHARD BARRETT – tendril for harp and electronics (UKP)
BARBARA WOOF – Utopians for fixed-media electronics (WP)
EVAN JOHNSON – three reversed movements, to bring destroyed objects back to life for piano
ANDREW NOBLE – The Laugh of the Medusa for speaking pianist (UKP)
PHILIPP BLUME- Departures: for Simon Howard (WP) for 4-channel electroacoustic sound [based on a text by Yiannis Ritsos]
PHILIP VENABLES – Numbers 91-95 for speaker (with tape recorders), flute, harp and woodblock [text by Simon Howard]

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