adventures in circuit bending, diy electronics and experimental music
Anna Meredith joins Dirty Electronics with a new commission for electronics and large group. Small intimate jewellery boxes, each with their own unique character, house oscillators and lights, and are opened and closed by performers to create choral-like chords, sequences and flashes of light. The concert will also feature a premier of Light, Paper, Sound by Jim Frize (for multiple optical pianolas), a performance with the Dirty Electronics 7-Segment Display, and new work by Max Wainwright.
Meredith is one of the UK’s most in-demand young composers. Her music is widely performed around the world and she is a regular judge, guest and commentator on BBC Television and Radio 3 and 4. Her most recently piece – HandsFree – a no-instruments piece for the National Youth Orchestra has been called “mesmerising” and “exhilarating” by The Times, “a tour de force” by the Guardian and “wicked” by the Independent and will continue to be performed by NYO throughout 2012 as part of the 20×12 Cultural Olympiad commissions. As well as her acoustic commissions, Anna has recently turned her focus to performing her eclectic electronic music and has already supported These New Puritans, James Blake, Shlomo, Broadcast and Mira Calix, performing material from her debut EP – Black Prince Fury
Weds, 30 May 7.00 pm
DeMonfort University, PACE Studio 1, Richmond St, Leicester