SUN 13 JULY '14
Apartment House perform the UK premiere of Harley Gaber's monumental work 'The Winds Rise in The North' for amplified string quintet. One of the holy grails of early minimalism, it is scored for a quintet of 3 violins, viola and cello, the instruments are amplified and much of the music is performed sul ponticello (on or near the bridge of the instruments) creating a richly incandescent web of overtones and harmonics.
MON 14 JULY '14
Which is the more productive situation for improvisation: the shock of the first time encounter, unhindered by history or habit; or the long-term association and the evolution of more complex interactions? It's an unresolved, perhaps even undecidable, question. This event brings together four improvisers together in a multi-layered and hopefully productive situation which combines multiple permutations of the untried and the familiar. The four have never all played together before but the quartet contains various histories between individuals, with associations ranging from the established and ongoing (Lytton/Wooley, Prévost/Wright) and the emerging (Wooley/Wright) to the long dormant (Lytton/Prévost) and the as yet uncommenced (Lytton/Wright, Prévost/Wooley).