Brian Ferneyhough Symposium

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Brian Ferneyhough - a symposium

Wednesday 23 February 2011

Senate House
London WC1E 7HU
Institute for Musical Research

Admission Free

Promoted by: Institute of Musical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London; Kingston University, London; Centre for Contemporary Music Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London; Royal Holloway, University of London.
Supported by the John Coffin Trust

Brian Ferneyhough is widely recognized as one of today’s foremost living composers. Since the mid-1970s, when he first gained widespread international recognition, his music has earned him an enviable reputation as one of the most influential creative personalities and significant musical thinkers on the contemporary scene.

Symposium details:

10am
Arnold Whittall The class of ‘43: a context for complexity
Papers by Lois Fitch, Julian Anderson & Fabrice Fitch
Round Table - Ferneyhough’s compositions
Christopher Fox (chair) with Michael Finnissy, Harry Halbreich & Roger Redgate

2pm

Papers by Cordulà Pätzold, Klaus Lippe & Matteo Cesari
Round Table - Performing Ferneyhough
Amanda Glauert (chair) with Irvine Arditti, Bridget Carey & Christopher Redgate

4.30pm
Brian Ferneyhough: keynote lecture
    
6pm
Film: Ferneyhough’s 6th Quartet
A documentary tracing the Arditti Quartet’s preparations for the première of Ferneyhough’s sixth string quartet.

7.15pm
Concert: Ensemble Exposé (conducted by Roger Redgate, with soloists Andrew Sparling, Bridget Carey & Julian Warburton)
La chûte d’Icare (solo clarinet and ensemble)
Incipits (solo viola, oboe, percussion and ensemble)
Flurries (ensemble)
O Lux (UK première)

Venue:
Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Admission free - registration essential via email
School of Advanced Study/Institude of Musical Research   

Supported by the John Coffin Trust 

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