Concert Room, Grove B building, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT
A performance-based project focused on the vibraphone, incorporating extended playing techniques, alternative compositional processes and technologies, including responsorial sound, visual media and sound diffusion.
By exploring the sound of the vibraphone, it is possible to deconstruct some of its musical legacy and reduce it to a form of pure sounding metal ready for transformation. Programme:
|Islands of Silhouettes||Ruta Vitkauskaite|
|Algo Vibes||Angus Stewart|
|Running and Glancing||Jeremy Clay|
|Monk's Vibes||David Owen|
|Foxfire Drei||Helmut Oehring|
Simon Limbrick's involvement in music embraces performance, composing and education. He was a member of the cult systems orchestra The Lost Jockey and Man Jumping, recording for EG Editions and creating scores for leading dance companies, Second Stride, London Contemporary Dance, Rosemary Lee and Sue MacLennan.
He has been in demand as a percussionist performing all over the world with the Nash Ensemble, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Endymion Ensemble, Composers' Ensemble and Fibonacci Sequence as well as recording with artists such as Alabama3, Gavin Bryars Pete Lockett and for Blue Note Records. He has been guest principal with the LSO and worked under conductors, Leonard Bernstein, Oliver Knussen, Simon Rattle and Tom Adès.
Simon has performed the world-premieres of solo pieces by James Dillon, Frederic Rzewski, Claude Vivier, Philip Cashian, Thea Musgrave, Harry de Wit, Howard Skempton, Michael Wolters and Ed Kelly. His solo performances have been broadcast by the BBC, RAI, Radio France, Dutch TV and radio.
Concerts and Colloquia is a free series of music events. All events are open to the public and followed by refreshments. There is no need to book tickets but for further information please contact Ben Hulme.