Thanks to our friend John Stead for inviting us to a special evening concert – the Electro-Acoustic Ensemble’s acousmatic performance of music for cello, organ, piano and electronics in Hull’s Charterhouse Chapel. Members of the EAE – Nigel Bartram (cello), John Stead (electronics), Stanislaw Hansel (organ, piano and sampler) – performed an adventurous and beautiful concert in the most atmospheric candlelit chapel. Pieces ranged from Guillaume de Marchaut’s 12th century Hoquetus David to Japanese American composer Karen Tanaka’s 1996 song of love interspersed with world premieres of new pieces by EAE members including tributes to Peter Maxwell Davies on the first anniversary of his death.
Stanislaw Hansel’s organ pieces really set the scene in the chapel when his ‘naughty little interludes’ kicked in, I was hooked! His Passacaglia for organ and cello continued to fascinate, contrasting the long slow cello notes with amazing high irregular tunes.
The EAE have been exploring, creating and performing music with specific reference to son et lumieres, sound installations, film, music, traditional and new digital media art forms since 1988. You can visit the EAE website here
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