Please book a free ticket in advance and there will be a pay what you feel collection on the door
18 instrumentalists will be performing the music of French composer, Gérard Grisey, alongside new pieces by Birmingham-based composers, Georgia Denham and Alex Collet-Sinfield. Expect big soundscapes to fill the large, tiled space with slowly evolving musical textures built up in layers by the orchestra.
Gérard Grisey’s Espaces Acoustiques cycle of pieces makes music out of the basic building blocks of sound that come from a computer analysis of recordings, a technique that has been termed ‘spectralism’. The whole cycle of works (only the first half is being played tonight) starts from a solo piece for a single viola player and builds towards ever larger complex washes of sound that ebb and flow to natural cycles. Grisey’s work looks to reflect innate human rhythms like the breath and the heartbeat as well as the inner workings of sound itself. Performed in the beautiful Gala pool, the music will also reflect the expansive architecture of Moseley Road Baths and interact with the acoustics of the space.
If you would like to learn more about the music of Gérard Grisey, members of the orchestra will be running an introductory workshop to spectra list composition ahead of Friday’s concert, which you can also book here
Dates: Thursday 9th & Friday 10th September
Times: 7.30pm – 9pm
Pay: Pay as you feel on the night
Please get in touch if you have any additional requirements on email@example.com.
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