MULTI-STORY CHAMBER: PIECES FOR STRING QUARTET BY CRUMB / RAVEL

Jul 29 2016 20:00 - 20:45

Bold Tendencies, Floors 7-10, SE15 4TG London


RAVEL - String Quartet in F
CRUMB - Black Angels for Electric string quartet (movement II and part of III)
Old Reinlender from Sønndala (Norwegian folk tune)

It is said that if you don’t know where you come from, you don’t know where you are going. Rewind to the 1800’s in France with vibrant music from impressionist Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet. Like most music that pushes the boundaries in its time, it received much disapproval. The piece was rejected by the Paris Conservatoire and Ravel dedicated the work to his teacher, Gabriel Fauré, who called the last movement, “stunted, badly balanced, in fact a failure.” This music, inspired by Asian gamelan, impressionism and jazz, broke established rules and created a new path for the direction of music; it is now regarded as one of the greats of the repertoire.

Next the string quartet delve into the dark world of American composer George Crumb with excerpts from his electric string quartet Black Angels subtitled “13 images from the dark land”. With its explosive use of noise and voices, resonant gongs, Black Angels was conceived as a kind of parable on our troubled contemporary world. To conclude our journey, an ancient traditional Norwegian folk song, “Old Reinlender” from Sonndala will be performed with a twist of improvisation and modern groove. The string quartet performs as part of Multi-Story Orchestra’s chamber music series in the Hay Bale Auditorium.

With Amarins Wierdsma, Michael Jones (violins), Clifton Harrison (viola) and Abel Selaocoe (cello)

Please note that the entrance to Bold Tendencies has changed this year, so we’ve provided instructions to help below. The performance is taking place on Levels 7/8 of Peckham Car Park, SE15 5HQ. See http://boldtendencies.com/#visit for a map.

Access Bold Tendencies by foot:

Exit out of Peckham Rye station and continue straight ahead through the tunnel with Jenny’s Cafe on your right. Turn left and cross over Rye Lane, continuing straight towards Peckhamplex Cinema, passing Santander on your right. Take the staircase directly next to the cinema on the right to enter Bold Tendencies. There may be a queue for Bold Tendencies but you can pass this with your ticket(s) for the concert. Continue up the staircase until you come out onto the roof of the car park. From the roof, veer diagonally right until you see a ramp which takes you down to concert levels 7/8.

Vehicle access:

There will no longer be parking available on levels 0-10, however there is very limited Pay and Display on level -01. We strongly advise that you do not arrive by car where possible but if necessary, see Southwark Council’s website for more information on local parking options.

Access requirements:

If you have any access requirements as our main entrance is through a stairwell, please get in touch with Tom Kelly, Site Manager for Bold Tendencies tom@boldtendencies.com, so we can ensure we meet your needs by meeting you to come via another (non-public) entrance.

General Admission

Not Available