The De Montfort University MTI 2017-18 Events Series presents:
Philharmonia Orchestra with DMU: ‘Music of Today’
As part of DMU's ground-breaking partnership with the Philharmonia Orchestra, we will be hosting a unique workshop and concert as part of the Orchestra's contemporary 'Music of Today' series in collaboration with DMU's Music Technology and Innovation Department. The concert features pioneering violinist, Irvine Arditti and Philharmonia cellist, Karen Stephenson, performing works for solo instruments and live electronics by DMU MTI Professor Simon Emmerson and current PhD student, Susanne Grunewald. Rounding off the programme is Salvatore Sciarrino’s Sei Capricci, a modern counterpart to Paganini’s devilishly difficult études.
WORKSHOP – 15:00-17:00, Wednesday 24th January 2018, DMU PACE Building, Studio 1
Renowned violinist Irvine Arditti and Professor Simon Emmerson present a unique insight into electroacoustic music and particularly writing for orchestral instruments and live electronics. Beginning with an open rehearsal and presentation of Emmerson’s Stringscape (for solo violin and live electronics); Irvine Arditti will present a unique insight into violin techniques for new music that he has played throughout his revolutionary career, looking at the Sciarrino Sei Capricci he will be performing at the concert.
CONCERT – 1730-1830, Wednesday 7th February 2018, DMU Gallery
Simon Emmerson: Stringscape for solo violin and live electronics (2010)
Violin: Irvine Arditti - Live electronics: Simon Emmerson
Susanne Grunewald: Golden Turtle for solo cello, video projection and live electronics (2013)
Cello: Karen Stephenson - Live electronics: Susanne Grunewald
Sciarrino: Sei Capricci for solo violin (1976)
Violin: Irvine Arditti
Entry free (booking advisable).
To book tickets for the workshop and concert, please email firstname.lastname@example.org