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Augmented Instruments

Explore Ensemble: Taylor MacLennon (flute) Alex Roberts (clarinet) Emmanuelle Fleurot (piano)
David Lopez (violin) Morag Robertson (viola) Deni Teo (cello) Nicholas Moroz (electronics)

Lisa Illean – Weather a Rare Blue
Patricia Alessandrini – Tracer la lune d’un doigt
Oliver Leith – 644 Love Songs Guaranteed to Cure Heartache
Scott McLaughlin – New Work

The London-based new music group Explore Ensemble make their debut appearance in Leeds, presenting a programme of contemporary music that explores notions of augmented instruments, including recent commissions from Patricia Alessandrini and Lisa Illean, a new work from Scott McLaughlin, and video work by Oliver Leith. The concert will see instruments augmented by robotic units, microphones, transducers, magnetic resonators, E-bows, live electronics, and video.

“One of the UK’s most impressive new music groups” (5:4), Explore Ensemble is directed by the composer Nicholas Moroz, and sets out to explore the radical frontiers of new music and offer audiences outstanding performances of internationally acclaimed composers while advocating music rarely heard in the UK, and collaborating with composers to create a living repertoire.

Explore Ensemble has featured several times at HCMF, on BBC Radio 3, and many London venues such as Kings Place, Kammer Klang / Cafe Oto, St John’s Smith Square, Handel & Hendrix, and the Royal College of Music.

Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, School of Music, University of Leeds 

Admission Free

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