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23/05/14

http://www.sjss.org.uk/filter-series/occupy-pianos

OCCUPY THE PIANOS! St. John's Smith Square London Friday 30th May - Sunday 1st June 2014


Very busy at the moment, putting together my own contributions to this festival, as well as overseeing the artistic plan, and working with a number of amazing young pianists..

Check the link above for details of all the concerts: a huge range of seminal piano and multi-piano works -  from the Hammerklavier and Ives' Concord Sonata to Messiaen's Visions de l'Amen and Bartok's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion. Stockhausen's Kontakte, new works by composers from an open call (which received an amazing 90 submissions.) There are two subsidiary themes: a tribute to recently departed and sorely missed composers, Jonathan Harvey, including a new piece of my own dedicated to Jonathan, and Steve Martland, who's massive and thrilling Drill for two pianos is represented.


Other exciting elements: Julius Eastman's radical and rarely-played Gay Guerrilla for 4 pianists, an arrangement of Varese' Ameriques for the same team, the Rite of Spring for piano duet. All this and much more...

Look forward to seeing as many as possible at all these events. Kudos to Richard at St.John's Smith Square for having the vision to support it..! Check out the listings, and come and join the Occupation.
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