UK Commotion Festival in New York
Five Memos for violin and piano will be performed at the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York on Friday 12th January by Esther Noh and Jacob Rhodebeck of Lost Dog New Music Ensemble.
The concert kicks off a festival celebrating the contemporary music scene in the UK with music from Anna Meredith, Harrison Birtwistle, Helen Grime and Julian Anderson, amongst many other.
Garth Edwin Sunderland, artistic director of the festival, told Composers Edition ‘it was actually encountering Mark Bowden’s music on his NMC disc that got me thinking more about music from the UK. It’s actually quite rare to encounter UK composers on US new music programmes. That struck me as a strange blind spot, given how much cultural exchange there is otherwise between our two countries.’ Having discovered so much great music that’s either unknown or under-represented in the US, Lost Dog Ensemble wanted to do something that would bring these composers greater attention, which led to this festival. ’It’s our hope that the UK Commotion!’ will make some noise to help to raise the profiles of these incredibly diverse, talented, and creative UK composers.’
For further information and tickets visit www.lostdognewmusic.org