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Oxford Rendezvous: John Croft

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Rendezvous I: ‘Space-time’
JdP Music Building
St Hilda's College, Oxford


John Croft | la terra lagrimosa...una luce vermiglia
Kaaija Saariaho | Oi Kuu
John Croft | …ne l'aura che trema
Nicholas Moroz | New Work

Taylor Maclennan flutes
Deni Teo cello
Nicholas Moroz electronics

Composer Talk at 6pm.

Soloists of Explore Ensemble (Taylor Maclennan: flutes, Deni Teo: cello) present the fantastical live electronic music of British composer John Croft. In these works the electronic parts evoke imaginary spaces in which musicians and audience explore magically transformed sounds, resonances and senses of time. Alongside Croft’s music is Kaija Saariaho’s atmospheric and spectralist duo for cello and bass flute ‘Oi Kuu’ (Finnish, ‘for the moon’), and a new work by Nicholas Moroz for duo and live electronics.

Part of the JdP Music Building's Liveness, Hybridity and Noise series; A new series of talks, concerts and workshops convened by Professor Martyn Harry focusing on experimentalism and contemporary classical music, with most events live-streamed by the JdP. Three times a term invited composers will give lectures at the JdP, St Hilda’s College on a range of topics pertaining to composition, creative collaboration and live electronics that will provide the basis for a vibrant scholarly and interdisciplinary dialogue between composers, performers, academics and audiences.

Earlier Event: November 28
Tracing the Moon: Goldsmiths
Later Event: February 16
Principal Sound 2018