Musarc

Musarc Winter Konsert 2018
See, We Assemble

Wednesday 12 December 2018, 7.30pm
London Contemporary Music Festival
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See, We Assemble

Musarc shifting earth to Claudia Molitor/Joseph Kohlmaier’s Die Gedanken Sind Frei at Odrathek, May 2018. Photo: Yiannis Katsaris

Over the last ten years, Musarc has developed a distinct practice of re-assembling traditional choral material through a series of interventions that range from manipulating the original score, instrumentation or lyrics to broader rearrangements. These collages sometimes take in activities on the periphery of the performance space, such as cooking and eating together, and cross the lines between music and other artforms, or the stage and the space of audience.

This year, Musarc has been invited to take its Winter Konsert to London Contemporary Music Festival, where the ensemble will also perform as part of the I Contain Multitudes Programme on Saturday. For See, We Assemble Musarc is working with composers Steve Potter, Georgia Rodgers, Sylvia Lim and multi-instrumentalist Ashley Paul on re-interpreting works by Dieterich Buxtehude, Johannes Brahms and Arnold Schoenberg around a central piece that sees composer/performer Jenny Moore and the choir mash up Purcell’s See, We Assemble and Hither, This Way from King Arthur with a 1930s protest song by Florence Reece.

The palindromic programme is held together by a libretto written by Edwina Attlee in collaboration with the group’s artistic director Joseph Kohlmaier, and book-ended by a performance of Claudia Molitor and Joseph Kohlmaier’s Die Gedanken sind Frei, a piece first performed at Odrathek in May 2018 which sees the ensemble using spades and brooms to shift a ton of earth across the venue – ‘unsettling what preceded and follows it and burrowing through the performance space … Aligning purposeful actions and seemingly purposeless design, it conjures something formidable and cosmic.’ (Sam Mackay, The Wire).

Musarc’s See, We Assemble programme is a collaboration between the artists, members of the ensemble, its director of music Cathy Heller Jones and artistic director Joseph Kohlmaier.

Event info

Musarc's Winter Konsert 2018 is a collaboration with London Contemporary Music Festival. To find out more about the festival, other events and festival passes, visit www.lcmf.co.uk

Venue

Musarc Winter Konsert 2018
See, We Assemble
Wednesday 12 December 2018, 7.30pm
£25   £18   £12   Book

London Contemporary Music Festival

Ambika P3
35 Marylebone Road
London NW1 5LS

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Timing
Doors and the bar open at 6.30pm.
The performance starts at 7.30pm.
There is no interval. The main programme ends approximately at 9pm.

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Musarc Winter Konsert 2018
See, We Assemble

Wednesday 12 December 2018, 7.30pm
London Contemporary Music Festival

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