Stapleford Granary

Event description

19.30 | £15/£8 under 16      

With the Goldfield Ensemble & Langham Research Centre

What happens when technology becomes obsolete? Ritual in Transfigured Time combines sounds and images from the 1940s, technologies developed in the 1950s, and the unique sonorities of salvaged objects such as the innards of old toy pianos, and journeys through the improbable soundscapes of the past century. With new works from Arlene Sierra and Kathy Hinde, the ensemble explores the ‘newness of the old’ and the strangeness of our technological archaeology.

This will be our first concert with our artist-in-residence 2017, Dr Kate Romano.

Edgard Varèse Poème électronique 1958
Kathy Hinde and Solveig Settemsdal Singularity 2016
Langham Research Centre Muffled Cyphers  2014 
Jonathan Harvey Ricercare una melodia 1985
Kaija Saariaho Cloud Trio 2009 
Arlene Sierra and Maya Deren Ritual in Transfigured Time 2016/1946

Artist/speaker: Kate Romano & the Goldfield Ensemble with the Langham Research Centre

Further info

We are excited to introduce Kate Romano as our artist-in-residence for 2017/18. Kate is not only a clarinetist and performer of the highest rank, but also a producer/director working across the traditional boundaries of various art forms, mixing drawing, film, story-telling and even architecture! Kate's season kicks off with 'Ritual in Transfigured Time', a concert exploring experimental sound, surreal images, and the passage of time. We don't yet know where Kate's journey will end, but do join us for what promises to be an exciting trip.