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Keeping Time: Music, Metronomes, Machines
Dark Inventions

  • Sunday 12 June 2016, 2.00PM to 5:00pm
  • Free admission
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  • National Centre for Early Music, Walmgate, YO1 9TL (map)
  • Wheelchair accessible

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Poème Symphonique is an iconic 20th century work by György Ligeti, written for 100 metronomes. Join us for a rare opportunity to hear this unique piece, followed by a talk that uncovers its mysteries and an opportunity to ask questions of the experts.

A further performance features works for clarinet and percussion, picking up on the themes of time and speed. Although very different music, these pieces all share ideas with Poème Symphonique, tackling the ideas of time, chaos and order in different ways. A short talk by Neil Smith, the composer of one of the works, precedes the performance, giving further context for this electrifying music.

This event is an opportunity to hear unique, fun and sometimes bewildering music, with the chance to understand more about it through engaging talks and Q&A with those involved.

Dark Inventions

Dark Inventions is a new music ensemble that seeks to place contemporary music in a more natural, musical context, and curate events that highlight links between traditionally disparate works. For more information visit the Dark Inventions website

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