|photo: JOHN INGLEDEW|
- new works by Howard Skempton & Matthew Harris
There will be a performance on 29 March in Stroud Gloucestershire
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Matthew Harris & Howard Skempton
Commissioned textile art and new music
The internationally renowned Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, the award-winning Craftspace and Shropshire and Herefordshire's Arts Alive have commissioned new works from two extraordinary artists. This exciting collaboration between composer Howard Skempton and textile artist Matthew Harris will culminate in a performance of specially commissioned new music and textile art.
Using old maps of Shropshire and graphic scores as common starting points, Skempton and Harris have each created a brand new work for this performance. Harris’ freestanding textile artwork will transform the space into both a gallery and a concert hall as four of BCMG’s world-class musicians perform Skempton’s new piece, Field Notes.
In addition, this immersive evening will feature music by other leading composers, including a rare performance of Cornelius Cardew’s exquisite Treatise, described as the ‘Mount Everest of graphic scores’, a chance to meet the artists involved in the project, and a ‘behind-the-scenes’ film including interviews with both Skempton and Harris, that will offer fascinating insights into the creative process.
Visual artist Matthew Harris makes abstract artworks constructed through marking, piecing, patching, dyeing, cutting and hand-stitching cloth and paper. Howard Skempton’s joyous, sparse, decidedly enigmatic music has featured at the BBC Proms and has been widely performed by many of the UK’s top orchestras and ensembles.
There will also be a chance to meet the artists involved in the project and a ‘behind-the-scenes’ film recorded by both artists showing the journey in creating this new works.
Skempton & Harris will be ‘In Conversation'
Tickets are available from SIT and can be purchased online or by sending a cheque to the SIT office.
Skempton & Harris will be ‘In Conversation’ chaired by Stephen Newbould (artistic Director for BCMG)
For details contact SIT on 01453 751056 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note there is a £1.50 handling fee for online ticket purchases.
All photos by John Ingledew
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