Mark Knoop applies his versatile technique and individuality to a new work from Akiko Ushijima.
Knoop is known for his fearless performances and individual interpretations, and has commissioned and premiered countless new works.
The joy of playing with sounds and their associations link the night’s three works.
Matthew Shlomowitz creates a suite of miniatures which develop from musicological concepts into studies, blooming further into highly characterised portraits. Multiple tonalities interact with stumbling cross-rhythms and slipped loops, coming together in a finale of variations.
Maverick composer Conlon Nancarrow's Three Canons, written for the pianist Ursula Oppens, is a virtuoso demonstration of compositional control and fluency.
Akiko Ushijima's music shares this sense of enjoyment in manipulating material. Rhythmic figures interact and develop. Melodies cascade and distort into each other. Her new work Materia combines the live piano with electronic sounds, each layer playing off the other.
- Mark Knoop piano
- Akiko Ushijima: Materia (World premiere)
- Nancarrow: Canon C from 3 Canons for Ursula
- Matthew Shlomowitz: Explorations in polytonality and other musical wonders, Volume 1
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