Friday 12 June 2020
19:30 £20 / £15 under 16
MALCOLM CREESE - double bass
TIM GARLAND - bass clarinet and saxophones
GWILYM SIMCOCK - piano
"Adventurous, eclectic, frequently breathtaking... three undisputed masters of the game." The Guardian
"A trio of world-class virtuosi...exquisitely passionate and inspired" BBC Music Magazine
The three members of Acoustic Triangle are equally at home in classical music and jazz, and their work seeks to blur the perceived boundaries between these genres. Individually, their careers have taken them all over the globe - with musicians such as Mark Anthony Turnage, John Williams, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Pat Metheny, Cleo Laine, Lee Konitz and Sting. Together they have become one of the most original and respected British ensembles, having recorded four albums and performed in major concert venues and festivals all over the world - always without amplification. The group is widely acknowledged for its ground-breaking site-specific work, particularly in sacred buildings, and has performed in most of Britain's ancient Cathedrals.
Acoustic Triangle's music contains a wide variety of influences - from ancient themes and folk styles through impressionism and the jazz era to the avant-garde. Emphasis is put on melody, extended structured composition, spontaneous improvisation and thrilling interaction between the players. Much of the group's repertoire is specially composed by Tim Garland and Gwilym Simcock, but it also includes music by Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Bill Evans, Olivier Messiaen and Maurice Ravel.
Since its inception in 2000, Acoustic Triangle has undertaken a number of special collaborative projects involving Gerard Presencer, Kenny Wheeler, Liane Carroll, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, the Sacconi String Quartet, Carolyn Sampson, Royal Northern Sinfonia, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Choir of Westminster Abbey and the King's Singers.