I have a new piece in the first concert of what will hopefully become a regular series:
Transmission is a new occasional contemporary music series taking place in the beautiful surroundings of St. Catherine’s Church on Telegraph Hill in South East London. Our aim is to present explorative and thought-provoking concerts which feature exceptional performers and composers in a welcoming and inclusive environment.
For our first concert we present a multi-keyboard extravaganza featuring pianos, toy pianos, reed organs, pocket pianos, harmoniums, homemade electronics and more. The programme features John Cage’s rarely heard classic Music for Amplified Toy Pianos alongside explorative works by some of the most inventive composers working in London and beyond today.
Come and join us on our new adventure! A bar will be available at the venue.
St. Catherine’s is easily accessible via the London Overground or Rail services to Brockley, New Cross Gate and Nunhead. Tickets only £6 (£4 concession).
Patricia Alessandrini: Étude d’après Scarlatti
Ed Bennett: Crazy Legs / Gothic
John Cage: Music for Amplified Toy Pianos
Michael Finnissy: Sonata for Toy Piano
Lauren Sarah Hayes: Patience
Daria Kwiatkowska: Spin
John Lely: Four Reed Organs / Pocket Pianos
Nye Parry: Sinew (premiere)
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in D minor, K.10
Arlene Sierra: Painted Bunting
Mira Benjamin (toy piano, reed organ, objects)
Ed Bennett (toy piano, reed organ, pocket piano, melodica, objects)
John Lely (toy piano, reed organ, objects)
Nye Parry (Indian harmonium, sound projection, electronics)
Xenia Pestova (piano, toy piano, reed organ, objects)
St Catherine’s Hatcham, Telegraph Hill
Pepys Rd, London SE14 5SG
Overground and Rail: Brockley / Nunhead / New Cross Gate
Bus: 343 / 484