Kammermusik play Kondo at University of York

Arrangements of Bach will be performed at a concert in the Rymer Auditorium, University of York, on Friday 15th February 2013, in a concert which will have a fascinating blend of 'the old and the new' and which will also feature music by University of York Music Press composer Jo Kondo.

James Woodrow, Professor of Guitar at Trinity Laban, will play Kondo's Calamintha for guitar, a work lasting 9 minutes, which was premiered by Reinbert Evers at Darmstadt-Ferienkurse, Germany in July 2000. James will also play Ars Brevis, which was originally written for mandolin and which has recently provided inspiration to choreographer and director Richard Alston for the forthcoming production of Light Flooding Into Darkened Rooms by New York Theatre Ballet. Together with Audrey Riley on the cello in their Kammermusik duo, James will play Kondo's Orient Orientation which was written in 1973 and is written for two instruments in the treble clef. Kammermusik will also play arrangements of Bach works Jesu Meine Freude, Duetto in E minor BWV 802 and Duetto in G major BWV804, in addition to Howard Skempton's Six Figures for solo cello, Music for Two Players by Morton Feldman and two versions of Zwolftonspiel by Joseph Matthias Hauer. James Woodrow is a distinguished solo guitarist and ensemble player who performs with Icebreaker, Lontano, the Roger Heaton Band, the John Harle Band and the Gavin Bryars Ensemble. He is also an accomplished jazz guitarist and has recently recorded CDs with Candy Time. He has also worked with contemporary dance companies, including Richard Alston Dance Company, Merce Cunningham Dance Company and Rambert Ballet. Audrey Riley is a cellist and string arranger and has many years of experience in the rock industry. She worked on three Grammy Award-winning string arrangements, including Cold Play's In My Place. She also contributed to the arrangements for the albums A Rush Of Blood To The Head and x&y. She has made many arrangements over twenty five years and has arranged for and conducted her own orchestral sections (e.g. the strings of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra) as well as arranged for bands and artists on all the major record labels (The Smiths, The Cure, The Sundays, Moloko, Smashing Pumpkins, Muse, Feeder). Audrey tours as a cellist with Merce Cunningham Dance Company. She is a member of the ensemble Icebreaker and currently tutors at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London. Further information and tickets

(6 Feb 2013)

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