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Music, Wed 11 Mar 2020

Gold.Berg.Werk + Griet Beyaert

Gold.Berg.Werk + Griet Beyaert

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A RADICAL REINTERPRETATION OF J. S. BACH'S GOLDBERG VARIATIONS

Xenia Pestova Bennett, Piano
Karlheinz Essl, Live electronics

The _Goldberg Variations_ form a cornerstone of keyboard repertoire, yet we rarely question the mode of presentation for this piece. Austrian composer Karlheinz Essl offers a refreshing glimpse of a new performance practice through his unusual take in _Gold.Berg.Werk_. Originally envisioned as a performance environment for string trio, there is now a version for piano and live electronics, never before heard in the UK. Gorgeous time-stretched harmonies are manipulated in real time and played back through spatialised loudspeakers in between the piano variations, bringing together baroque and contemporary sound worlds. This new reimagining of Bach’s vision juxtaposes the variations in a new strictly symmetrical structure which reflects the binary form of the original aria (a microcosm within a macrocosm with binary divisions commonly found in digital systems). No two performances are the same due to the live generation of the electronic interludes. _Gold.Berg.Werk_ transcends itself and becomes a new piece in its own right, creating a sense of space and grandeur through electronic distribution of the interludes. This magical performance invites and entices the audience to join us on a journey of discovery, opening and blossoming into a whole new universe of sound.

 

DELAYED CONVERSATIONS

Griet Beyaert creates her sound using Powder Glass Sculptures, voice and creative programming. This piece is the result of a year long R&D project developing the sounding of her diaphanous glass work and her body. Firmly situated in the realm of experimental music, she organises her sounds using a pattern of delays as a basic structure for live performance.

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Dates Times
Wed 11 Mar 2020 19:30 to 00:00

Prices

£10

Address

3 Quarry Hill,
Leeds,
LS2 7PD

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 309336  Lat: 53.79823 Long: -1.53125

TRAIN
Leeds City Station, situated on New Station Street, is approximately a 10-minute walk from Leeds College of Music.

COACH
Leeds Central Coach Station is situated on Dyer Street between Quarry Hill and Kirkgate Market, opposite the West Yorkshire Playhouse and just two minutes from Leeds College of Music. Regular services operate from Hull, London and Manchester Airport.

ROAD
Enter the postcode LS9 8AH into your Satellite Navigation.

Leeds is located at the crossroads of the M62 and the M1, and just a few kilometres from the A1.

When entering the city, follow the brown road signs for ‘West Yorkshire Playhouse’ at Quarry Hill, just off the A64 York Road in the centre of Leeds – or you can follow the City Centre Loop signs.

Major attractions, including the West Yorkshire Playhouse, are identified on the Loop signs. The Conservatoire is at Loop Junction 12.

CAR PARKING
Please note the Conservatoire does not have any car parking space. We recommend that visitors use the multi-storey car park on Harper Street near Leeds Kirkgate Market.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds station

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  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality