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Carmen Troncoso – recorder and electronics

2nd June 2018 @ 1:00 pm

£3 – £5

Virtuoso and University of York PhD student Carmen Troncoso explores and expands the recorder’s limits with new music for recorder and electronics. Music by Jia Chai, Roger Marsh, Desmond Clarke, and Carlos Zamora, explores a theme of ‘upwards’: an insistent attempt to go upwards, to let the sounds take off, overcoming the limits of the instrument’s range; while the power of the words and voice drives the lines downwards. Troncoso will play no fewer than 9 different instruments, including two unique electroacoustic models.

Four or six recorders were generally put together in a case called a Coppel. Troncoso has adapted Roger Marsh’s solo voice classic A Little Snow for voice and flute recorder. Jia Chai’s new work welcomes the spring with a collection of vibrant techniques, while Desmond Clarke’s multi-movement work innovatively combines old and new repertoires, instruments, and styles. Solos by Chilean composer Carlos Zamora continue his rich catalogue of works for recorder, including a 2017 concerto for recorder and orchestra.

Roger Marsh (UK): Coppel (2017)
For bass, tenor, alto, soprano and sopranino recorders.
Featuring Arte Poética (1919) by Chilean poet Vicente Huidobro.

Roger Marsh: A Little Snow (1994)
Featuring Nieve (1964) by Chilean poet Nicanor Parra.

Jia Chai (China): Let the spring breeze enter… (2018, WP)
For tenor and alto recorders, and electronics.

Desmond Clarke (UK): Recordari (2016)
For electroacoustic recorder, wooden whistle, tenor recorder, and Ganassi alto recorder.

Carlos Zamora (Chile): Momento (2016)
Carlos Zamora: Taking off from the orchestra (2017)
For electroacoustic Paetzold basset (bass recorder) and fixed electronics.

Recorders: Carmen Troncoso
Electronics: Lynette Quek and Desmond Clarke


2nd June 2018
1:00 pm
£3 – £5
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St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel
St. Saviourgate
York, YO1 8NQ United Kingdom
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