rarescaleFriday, 25 June 2021 Time: 8pm
Carla Rees – flutes
Sarah Watts – clarinets
Luigi Nono – A Pierre. Dell ‘Azzurro Silenzio, Inquietum (1985)
Eduardo Miranda – Zeno (2019) world premiere
Stephen Davismoon – New work (2021) world premiere
Sonia Allori – New work (2021) world premiere
Mike Vaughan – Sounding Realities/Material Worlds (2021) world premiere
rarescale is a flexible-instrumentation contemporary chamber music ensemble, formed by low flutes specialist Carla Rees in 2003 with the aim of creating and championing new repertoire for her instruments. Bringing together performers with a passion for new music, collaboration and supporting the work of both emerging and established composers, rarescale has a core of 9 players who perform in a combination of small chamber formations.
The group performs frequently in the UK and abroad and collaborates with a number of composers internationally. UK performance highlights have included the group’s own annual Premiere Series in London, recitals in Birmingham, Keele, Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield and appearances at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Dartington International Summer School and at the UK Microfest Festival of Microtonal Music. USA performances include for the National Flute Association of America, Sonic Circuits Festival in Washington DC, Spark Festival in Minneapolis, and recitals in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. rarescale has also performed in recitals and flute festivals in France, Germany, Greece, Slovenia, Costa Rica and Canada.
rarescale celebrated its 10th Anniversary in 2013 with the premieres of 17 new works in ten days, at a competition for composers at the Royal College of Music, and a Concerto Gala Concert at Shoreditch Church. The ensemble has recorded for BBC Radio 3, as well as 5 discs for its own label, rarescale records.
In this concert rarescale will perform premieres of new works by Stephen Davismoon, Sonia Allori, Mike Vaughan and Eduardo Miranda, as well Nono’s classic A Pierre.
This concert will be streamed live at: https://youtu.be/U3AwK697Q-U
£11.50. NB: Tickets for ALL events MUST be purchased in advance and will NOT be available for purchase at the venue on the evenings of events.