Simon Paterson (bass):
Elizabeth Kelly Hard Knocks
Amanda Johnson Beneath the Surface (acousmatic work with film)
Jason Adler (contrabass clarinet)
Oǧuz Büyükberber (contrabass clarinet, moduler synth, art & video):
Oǧuz Büyükberber Sketchbook, 2020
Niels Christian Rasmussen Gestalten, 2018
Aled Smith vus
This concert showcases music for low instruments – double bass and contrabass clarinet – and a composer’s audio-visual response to changes in the Nottinghamshire mining landscape.
It kicks off with Hard Knocks for acoustic double bass with electronic effects pedals, the result of a collaboration between composer Elizabeth Kelly and bassist/music technologist Simon Paterson, colleagues in the University of Nottingham Department of Music.
Next, Sheffield-based composer Amanda Johnson explores changes in the mining landscape of the East Midlands in an installation piece that includes phrases of 'Pit Talk', the endangered language of Nottinghamshire miners.
The final set features contrabass clarinetist Jason Adler in three works which explore different approaches to combining the unique low instrument with electronics.
PART OF NottNOISE NEW MUSIC MARATHON.
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- About the artists (click to expand)
Composer, double bassist and music technologist, Simon Paterson is one of the region's most in demand bassists, in 2020 he has performed with the likes of Tony Kofi, Dennis Rollins, Mellow Baku, Marcus Joseph, Joel Purnell, Stewart McDonald, Nathan Bray and more. Currently, Simon is writing and playing with Trio Con Alma, Thom Whitworth Trio, Sharp Little Bones, Counter (with Joe Egan) alongside composing music for stage and screen and is a respected music producer and recording engineer.
Composer and violinist Amanda Johnson is based in Sheffield on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Amanda has an MA in performance from Huddersfield University and is a Finzi Scholar. Her work explores the themes of migration, travel and freedom, combining environmental recordings with instruments and voices.
Jason Alder is a low clarinet and contemporary music specialist. He is frequently found performing and lecturing at festivals around the world, premiering new works from his composer collaborations. Jason is currently finishing PhD research on the sonic possibilities on the contrabass clarinet at the Royal Northern College of Music in the UK. He is an endorsing Artist for Selmer clarinets, D'Addario reeds, Behn mouthpieces, and Silverstein ligatures.
Amsterdam based clarinetist Oğuz Büyükberber's body of work includes over 50 CDs including releases on ECM and Blue Note, a detailed method book explaining his own improvisational systems titled “Spiral” which is published on Donemus and dozens of commissions he received to compose a wide ranging repertoire.
JASON ADLER AND OĞUZ BÜYÜKBERBER DISCUSS NETWORKED PERFORMANCE