Tuesday, May 31, 2011

For those who are drifting around Liverpool

Musical Settings on The Earth pt.1

The a.P.A.t.T. Orchestra return with the first in a 4-part series - Musical Settings - which uses natural or architectural environments to determine aspects of composition or performance.

Part 1 - On the Earth
Sunday 5th June 2011 - 2pm
Sefton Park Bandstand -
Liverpool, UK
Featuring Cornelius Cardew's 'The Great Learning, Paragraph 7',
Premiere of Richard Harding's 'Untitled'
European premiere of Alan Courtis' (Argentina) 'In-Formed Music' for Newspaper Ensemble


An oasis in the middle of a busy city, Sefton Park is an example of designed and landscaped rurality. Cardew's 'The Great Learning' addresses themes of simplification and distance from the chaos of modern life in it's interpretation of Confucian teachings.

A bandstand holds questions about the cultural expectations certain structures can contain. The a.P.A.t.T. Orchestra - a most unusual form of that most revered institution, the orchestra - will present an afternoon of music unlike anything heard on this stage in it's long history.

The a.P.A.t.T. Orchestra is an inclusive large scale ensemble of non-specific instrumentation that performs time and place-specific music and cross art-form collaborations in unusual settings.



Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

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