Thursday 18 January 2018, 7.30pm
Aisha Orazbayeva / violin
Mark Knoop / piano
Violinist Aisha Orazbayeva and pianist Mark Knoop present an evening of music for violin and piano including early and late compositions by John Cage and a London premiere of “Eraser’s Edge” by Norway’s Ole-Henrik Moe. The programme also features solo violin fantasias by G.P. Telemann from Orazbayeva’s third solo album and Knoop’s version of Cage’s Experiences no.1 for piano and electronics.
- John Cage (1912-1992) Six Melodies for violin and keyboard (piano) (1950)
- Ole-Henrik Moe (1966) Eraser’s Edge for violin and piano (1995)
- John Cage Experiences no.1 for 2 pianos (1945), a version for piano and electronics
- G.P. Telemann (1681-1767) Fantasias for violin solo (1735)
- John Cage Two6 (1992)
Aisha Orazbayeva is a London-based violinist and composer. She has released three critically acclaimed solo albums with music ranging from her own compositions to Telemann and Sciarrino. Recent performances include Kazakh premiere of Bartok’s 2nd violin concerto with the Kazakh symphony orchestra, audio-visual installation with Lilly Wittenburg at Ausland Berlin, lecture-recital at Reykjavik’s Art Academy, recital at Sound Live Tokyo Festival and the Gagosian Gallery London as part of Richard Serra’s exhibition.
Aisha’s collaboration with Tim Etchells in the form of violin and spoken word improvisation has led to radio broadcasts, release of their vinyl EP and international performances. Orazbayeva has also created music for dance, theatre and film.
Recent releases include Morton Feldman’s Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello on Another Timbre and John Cage’s Two4 for violin and sho on SN Variations.
Aisha is a member of ensembles Plus-Minus and Apartment House in London.
London based pianist and conductor Mark Knoop is known for his fearless performances and individual interpretations. He has commissioned and premiered countless new works and worked with many respected composers, and also brings fresh approaches to the standard and 20th- century repertoire. He is currently Turner Sims Fellow at the University of Southampton.
Mark has appeared throughout Europe, the United Kingdom and Australia and in New Zealand, South Korea, Mongolia, United States of America, Canada and at festivals including the Transit, Ultima, Huddersfield, Spitalfields, Borealis, Lucerne, Spor, Melbourne, and Adelaide Festivals, and the ISCM World Music Days.
He performs with such groups as Plus-Minus (London/Brussels), Letter Piece Company (London/Brussels), musikFabrik (Köln) and Apartment House (London). His recordings of music by John Cage, Richard Beaudoin, and David Lumsdaine have been critically acclaimed.