Music from the frontiers of sound & technology
The works on this programme share a fascination with the materiality of sound, by revealing its inner structures in a series of meditative dronescapes that will fill the resonant spaces of City Gallery Wellington. Composers such as Kaija Saariaho, Salvatore Sciarrino, Luigi Ceccarelli and Annea Lockwood all provide deep and enveloping listening experiences.
Also featured is the world premiere of a new concerto for throatsinger, ensemble and live electronics by Michael Norris, with soloist Wellington-based throatsinger and improviser, Jonny Marks.
Mark Carter (conductor)
Jonny Marks (throat-singing)
Ed Allen (prepared horn)
Kaija Saariaho Cendres for alto flute, cello and piano
Salvatore Sciarrino Fauno che fischia a un Merlo for flute and harp
Annea Lockwood Immersion for 3 percussion
Luigi Ceccarelli Respiri for prepared horn and electronics
Kaija Saariaho Ciel Étoilé for double bass and percussion
Michael Norris Sygyt for ensemble, throat-singer, and electronics