My friend Dan Goren asked me to write an article for the online magazine of the Institute of Composing. There is a link here to the magazine, the short article I wrote is about the cello, extended technique, and whether talking of extended technique is altogether useful.
Pete McPhail Flute/Alto Flute/ Sax David Stent Guitar Bruno Guastalla Cello/ Bandoneon Cold Harbour is an area in Oxford at the junction between Abingdon Road and Donnington Bridge Road ‘A “cold harbour” was an uninhabited shelter for travellers, often along a well-known route, somewhat similar to a modern bothy. Unlike an inn, there were no […]
Significant Landscapes an exploration of sound, silence and writing including a live premiere of Michael Pisaro’s July Mountain; Givens 1-16, a work written specially for the event by Stefan Thut; Writing Sound, a symposium featuring contributions from Salomé Voegelin, Michael Pisaro, Amy Cutler, Daniela Cascella, David Stent, Patrick Farmer. Plus, on the 10th November there […]
SUNDAY 11TH NOVEMBER AT THE WHEATSHEAF PUB, HIGH STREET OXFORD French chanson obliquely revisited by AZUT: Bruno Guastalla, (Vocals, Bandoneon, Cello), Paul Medley (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet), David Stent, (Guitar), Dominic Lash (Double-Bass) . An exciting, entertaining and hugely varied evening of music, with several twists, turns, sinuous diversions passing through waltz and tango, hommages to […]
4th January 2012 pavement Banbury Road Oxford
In the richly sonorous space of St Michael’s Church, Oxford Improvisers and their guests are staging a concert of composed and improvised music which incorporates the written word in its preparation / execution. Eight original pieces will be performed, ranging from text-based scores to improvisations structured according to written parameters. new works by James Saunders, […]
From “Remembering Beckett”, an anthology edited by J. and E. Knowlson : these pages,written by Patrick Bowles, a friend of Samuel Beckett’s, who assisted him in the translation of Molloy into English: