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    Liza Lim's Sex Magic

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    Sat 2 Apr 2022, 8pm
    Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Classical music
    £15
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    Flute player Claire Chase
    Ross Karre Documentation Services

    ‘It’s impossible to describe the music of Liza Lim. It is, literally, like nothing you have ever heard before, which is why it is so fascinating’

    Sydney Morning Herald

    Flautist extraordinaire Claire Chase performs Sex Magic, described by its composer, Liza Lim, as ‘a work about the sacred erotic in women’s history’.

    It was commissioned by legend of the contemporary flute Chase, and its first hearing took place in New York during the pandemic in 2020, via livestream.

    Written for the unique combination of contrabass flute, electronics and installed kinetic instruments, it is given in the round for maximum immersion.

    The piece is part of Chase’s 24-year project Density 2036.

    Beginning in 2013, she set out to create an entirely new repertoire for solo flute, commissioning a new piece every year until the 100th anniversary of Edgard Varèse’s 1936 solo Density 21.5.

    Performers
    • Claire Chase flute
    Repertoire
    • Liza Lim: Sex Magic for contrabass flute with live electronics & installation of kinetic instruments (European premiere)

    Need to know

    This performance has unallocated seating. Seats are situated on the stage and in the front stalls.

    Dates & times

    Sat 2 Apr 2022, 8pm
    Approximate run time: 45 mins.
    Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.

    Price

    • Standard entry£15*
    • Concessions25%**


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