Ben Gaunt, feat. comedian Sean Morley Disquieting Spellsphere
rarescale (Carla Rees & Sarah Watts):
Dan Kessner Genera Magna
Sohrab Uduman Sound me closely
This concert features a duo from the rarescale ensemble who specialise in creating new chamber music repertoire for low flutes.
The set opens with an intriguing work for solo alto flute by Leeds composer Ben Gaunt with a video created by Sheffield-based comedian Sean Morley. rarescale then performs works which exploit the full range of the low instruments by American composer/flautist Daniel Kessner and Keele University composer Sohrab Uduman.
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Carla Rees is a performer (low flutes, Kingma system and baroque flutes), arranger and composer. Her career focusses on collaboration and developing the dialogue between composer, performer and flute maker in order to extend and enhance the repertoire. She has premiered several hundred works in the UK and internationally. She runs an innovative distance-learning music degree programme at the Open College of Arts, and teaches the flute at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her works are published by Tetractys Publishing.
rarescale is a flexible-instrumentation contemporary chamber music ensemble, which since its formation by Carla Rees in 2003 has gained an international reputation for its work promoting and creating new repertoire for low flutes. The group performs regularly in the UK and abroad and works in close collaboration with a wide range of internationally acclaimed composers.
Composer Ben Gaunt and comedian Sean Morley join University of Nottingham composer Elizabeth Kelly to discuss their unique collaboration on Disquieting Spellsphere for Carla Rees on alto flute.
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