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Stretching the String: Contemporary Techniques for Violin

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START DATE 11 December 2014
START TIME 06:00pm

Middlesex University Concert Room, Grove B building, The Burroughs, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT

The final Concerts & Colloquia event of 2014 sees renowned violist, composer and Middlesex University doctoral student Garth Knox present his research, Stretching the String: Contemporary Techniques for Violin.

The aim of the research project is to compose original concert studies for violin based on contemporary string techniques. In this presentation, Garth will demonstrate the studio research procedures which give him the basis for these compositions.

Diamand Dram, an excellent young violinist from Holland will perform guided improvisations and several different string techniques will be explored and explained in detail, both from the point of view of the performer and of the listener.

Garth Knox is a performing artist and composer. Having been a member of some of the most innovative new music groups in the world, the Arditti String Quartet and the Ensemble InterContemporain, he now combines solo projects, composition and collaborations with other art forms (theatre, dance, sculpture), often working from his home base in Paris.

He is currently studying for a doctorate (ArtsD) at Middlesex University on contemporary string techniques, and this presentation will highlight his creative and artistic approach to this research.

Our weekly Concerts and Colloquia series brings high-calibre guest speakers and performers from across music to Middlesex.

Hosted by the Music department, all events are free and will be followed by refreshments. Guests can simply turn up, tickets are not required. If you have any questions please contact Nick Nikeforou.


Please note: Concerts & Colloquia move to Tuesday evenings from January 2015. The series resumes on January 13th with a Jazz Masterclass.

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