Illustrated Guest Talk on the Music of Ruth Crawford-Seeger

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START DATE 15 October 2019
START TIME 05:30pm
LOCATION

Concert Room, Grove Building, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT

END DATE 15 October 2019
END TIME 07:00pm

Talk by Christina McMaster (pianist and Artist Relations and Promotions Manager, Warner Classics)

Christina McMaster presents an illustrated talk on pioneering American composer Ruth Crawford-Seeger, exploring her unique poetic and mystical style, from the Scriabin-esque inflections of her Preludes to the grittier Study for Mixed Accents. Tough, changing times forced Crawford-Seeger to change paths, as she became a prolific folk music transcriber and later a mother and teacher (through osmosis) to her daughter Peggy Seeger.

Christina McMaster is a pianist, curator, composer, and is also Artist Relations and Promotions Manager at Warner Classics. She performs extensively, has given live performances on BBC radio and Classic FM, and has collaborated with artists/industries from folk, jazz, rap, science and fashion. Christina founded Lie Down and Listen in 2018: a lying-down concert experience preceded by meditation and restorative yoga.

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