Experimental Music Workshops, Laurence Crane with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Experimental Music Workshops, Laurence Crane with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

5 - 9 February 2019

Tuesday 5 February – Friday 8 February, 3.00 – 6.00pm daily
Saturday 9 February, 2.00 – 5.00pm

Over the duration of a week, the composer Laurence Crane will lead experimental music workshops, with students from Guildhall School of Music and Drama, rehearsing scores by composers whose music has influenced Beatrice Gibson's work and share affinities with the two new films.

Composers will include John Cage, Cornelius Cardew, Mary Jane Leach, Amber Priestley, John Lely, Christian Wolff and Pauline Oliveros. Gallery visitors are welcome to observe rehearsals and on Wednesday 6 February, the cellist Anton Lukoszevieve will participate in the workshop.
An informal performance will take place in the gallery at the end of each day.

Part of a programme of events hosted by composer, Laurence Crane.

Laurence Crane is closely associated with the ensemble Apartment House, who have given over 40 performances of his works. Compositions written for Apartment House include John White in Berlin, which is featured on the soundtrack of Beatrice Gibson's new film I Hope I'm Loud When I'm Dead. In the past five years there have been four CDs released of his music; by Apartment House, and by the ensembles Cikada and Asamisimasa, both from Norway, and by the Ives Ensemble, from the Netherlands. His piece Octet, composed for Plus-Minus Ensemble, was shortlisted for the 2009 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards, in the Chamber-Scale Composition category, and in 2017 he was a recipient of a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award. He is currently a Professor of Composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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