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ICEBREAKER

THIS EVENT TOOK PLACE IN 2010 Donnacha DENNEHY New Work: Disposable Dissonances –World Premiere Gavin BRYARS Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet Philip GLASS Music with Changing Parts A very special event as we welcome the internationally renowned contemporary music ensemble Icebreaker for its debut performance at Lakeside. Celebrating the University of Nottingham’s acquisition of the Icebreaker archive which will be used for teaching and research, the programme features two classic 20th century works. Gavin Bryars’s Jesus Blood, written in 1971, is heart-rending in its simplicity: a recording of a homeless man singing a simple melody is looped and overlaid with a rich palette of instrumental lines. Music with Changing Parts is a seminal work for the early 1970s’ minimalist movement. Early performances lasted up to two hours; tonight’s performance is likely to be of about an hour’s duration. Audience members will be permitted to exit and re-enter the auditorium during the performance. Icebreaker has been at the forefront of the contemporary music scene for twenty years and has commissioned numerous new works. This evening’s concert will feature the premiere of a new work by leading Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy.