Hundred Years Gallery is delighted to welcome back Olivia Salvadori (voice) and Sandro Mussida (cello, electronics) with guest composer and flautist Jan Hendrickse and percussionist Simon Allen for the fourth concert in the New Music From Milan series.
Sandro Mussida is a London-based composer, cellist, electronic performer.
His work investigates the consequences of compositional choices on the musical matter, questioning the identity of musical languages and traditions. In particular, he works around the interaction between acoustic/classical and electric, electronic fields, writing for orchestra, chamber and solo instruments. Central to his work is the role of the performer, the experience of the sound in space and its relation with memory.
Olivia Salvadori (voice). Born in Florence, she studied vocal technique and opera singing at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole and at the Conservatorio A.Boito in Parma. She performs widely as an operatic soloist as well as an avant garde artist, recording and appearing live in unique electronic and chamber music sets across Europe and U.S.A.
Jan Hendrickse is a composer, improviser and sound artist. He has been an artist-in-residence at ACME studios and at John Jones Project Space creating installations for galleries and outdoor spaces. As a performer he specialises in a range of wind instruments. He has travelled widely, researching playing techniques from all over the world as well as making and adapting instruments for various performance situations. Jan has performed or collaborated with a diverse range of artists including Ornette Coleman, Howard Shore, Nitin Sawhney, David Toop, Rhodri Davies and many leading orchestras and ensembles. His playing also features on a large number of film scores including The Lord of The Rings, The Passion of the Christ, Narnia, Apocalypto and many others. He is a co-founder of New Music Incubator, an international professional development residency. He studied at the Royal College of Music, The Guildhall School of Music & Drama and has an MA in Sound Art from University of the Arts London (LCC).
Percussionist Simon Allen’s practice draws upon collaborative experience with many artistic disciplines. His process fuses established compositional strategies with improvisation, extended techniques, digital manipulation and instrument making.
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Doors 7:30 | music at 8pm | entry £5/donation