|Starts:||19:30 6 Mar 2015|
|Ends:||22:00 6 Mar 2015|
|What is it:||Music concert|
|Organiser:||Martin Harris Centre|
|How much:||£11 / £7 / £5|
David Fennessy BIG LUNG (world première of concert hall version)
Gordon McPherson Williams Machine (world première)
Piers Hellawell Sound Carvings from Rano Raraku
David Fennessy’s BIG LUNG was inspired by rhythms and structures associated with breathing and is written for two percussionists and two electric organs. The stimulus for Piers Hellawell’s work is Rano Raraku, the Easter Island quarry in which the carving of the mysterious and monumental stone statues took place. Gordon McPherson wrote Williams Machine as a Christmas present for Psappha’s Artistic Director and percussionist Tim Williams. Written for marimba this virtuosic piece continues his ongoing series of works for solo instrument and virtual instrument.
The concert also includes four new works by advanced students of composition from The University of Manchester Mark Dyer, Mario Duarte, Rosalía Soria and Lillian Lin.
• Psappha is grateful for the support this project has received from Arts Council England, PRS for Music Foundation, The RVW Trust, The Holst Foundation and The Hinrichsen Foundation.
Travel and Contact Information
Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama