New Music From Milan V: Sandro Mussida – Aural Works (Live). Saturday 19th March 7:30pm

New Music From Milan returns for the fifth concert in this adventurous series at Hundred Years Gallery, featuring  aural works by Sandro Mussida (cello, electronics).


Aural Works – Live is an augmented performance for acoustic chamber group and ‘earphoned’ audience by the composer Sandro Mussida. The performance is designed to enhance the listening experience of the stringed and wind instruments inner world. It features the shakuhachi virtuoso Clive Bell, along with the flute master Jan Hendrickse and Mussida at the cello.
The session will make a particular use of the binaural miking technique and the audience will be provided with a pair of headphones.

Sandro Mussida: ‘cello
Jan Hendrickse: flutes
Clive Bell: flutes/ shakuhachi
Ella Virr: violin

Entrance £7 [headphones rental included]
Ps: limited places / headphones available

Sandro Mussida //
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 on his work is the role of the performer, the experience of the sound in space and its relation with memory.

Jan Hendrickse //
Jan Hendrickse is an artist, composer and improvising musician. He has held an ACME studio residency in East London resulting in two solo exhibitions. He is currently working on a PhD thanks to a studentship at the School of Music and Fine Art, University of Kent. Recent works/commissions include a site specific Choral work for the Tone Festival and MusArc choir, installation pieces for disused prison cells and scores for film and dance projects. He was the presenter of the BBC’s Musical Nomad project in Central Asia and has travelled and researched widely. He is a multi-instrumentalist, having studied a wide range of flute traditions, and has performed as a woodwind soloist on many film scores including Lord of The Rings, The Hobbit, Apocalypto, Narnia, The Hunger Games and many others. He has composed for theatre and Dance projects and has worked with a diverse range of artists in many fields including artists such as Ornette Coleman, David Toop, and Nitin Sawhney.

Clive Bell //
is a musician, composer and writer with a specialist interest in the shakuhachi, khene (Thai mouth organ) and other East Asian wind instruments. He has travelled extensively in Japan (where he studied shakuhachi with the master Kohachiro Miyata), Thailand, Laos and Bali, researching music and meeting local practitioners. He currently tours with UK-based Japanese drumming group Taiko Meantime, and joins koto and shamisen players to perform the Japanese classical repertoire. He toured for over a decade with Jah Wobble, including shows at Ronnie Scott’s and the Glastonbury Festival.
Clive is the shakuhachi player on Karl Jenkins’s album Requiem on EMI Classics, the final two Harry Potter movies, and the Hobbit. His shakuhachi playing has been featured live on Radio 3’s Late Junction and In Tune. At the BFI and at Birmingham’s Flatpack Film Festival, Sylvia Hallett and Clive Bell have recently performed a live soundtrack for Walk Cheerfully, Yasujiro Ozu’s 1930 comedy gangster movie.Clive Bell has a substantial recording history as both a solo artist (his solo album, Shakuhachi: The Japanese Flute was reissued in 2005 by ARC Records) and as a composer for film, TV and theatrical productions (Complicite, Kazuko Hohki, IOU, Whalley Range Allstars). Jazz pianist Taeko Kunishima, Jaki Liebezeit, David Sylvian, David Toop, Jochen Irmler of Faust and Bill Laswell number among Clive Bell’s collaborators. Based in London, he writes regularly for the music monthly The Wire.

Doors 7:00 | music at 8pm | entry £7

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