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Hay Music: ensemblebash – Percussion Quartet
Friday, 14 February 2020 at 7.00 pm
Hay Music: ensemblebash – Percussion Quartet
Artists-in-residence at Guildhall School of Music and Drama 2018 – 2021, since their formation in the UK in 1992, ensemblebash has forged a reputation as one of the world’s most innovative and ground breaking chamber ensembles, using the music of West Africa as both core repertoire and a guiding spiritual influence, mixing contemporary classical, jazz and music theatre into unforgettable performances.

Programme
Siwe Bell Music: Traditional Ghanaian, arr. Afadina Atsikpa and ensemblebash
Yaa Yaa Kole: arr. Thomas Sekgura and ensemblebash
Rock, Paper, Scissors: Colin Riley
Shining Through: Nick Hayes
New Work: Sarah Angliss
Tunnel: Simon Limbrick
Dance of the Dragonfly: Keith Tippett
 

“Since our formation, ensemblebash has been dedicated to commissioning new repertoire for percussion ensemble, and has developed special relationships with composers including Graham Fitkin, Stephen Montague, Nick Hayes, Howard Skempton and Stewart Copeland. ensemblebash has also premiered work by Tan Dun, Keith Tippett, David Bedford, Nitin Sawhney, Orphy Robinson, Michael Daugherty, John Woolrich, Anne Dudley and Steve Reich.

ensemblebash has toured the UK and Europe extensively, including numerous appearances at the Southbank Centre and BBC Proms, most recently in 2012 with Eric Whitacre and Imogen Heap. Four major tours of Italy have included, in 2003, a performance for the Primo Maggio concert in Rome to an audience of more than 500,000. Further afield, ensemblebash has performed throughout Ghana, at the Melbourne and Sydney International Festivals, and in Hong Kong, to mark the handover of the colony to the Chinese in 1997.

Famed for our extensive collaborations, we've appeared in concert with artists including Joanna Macgregor, Chick Corea, Django Bates, Nana Vasconcelos, Evelyn Glennie, The Hilliard Ensemble, The National Dance Company of Ghana and The Pan African Orchestra.Since the release of our debut major label album Launch on Sony Classical in 1995, ensemblebash has been regularly broadcast around the world. Other recordings include Fiddlesticks with violinist Madeleine Mitchell on Signum Classics; Neural Circuits, the music of Nitin Sawhney, with Joanna MacGregor and the Britten Sinfonia on SoundCircus; and the grammy nominated Orchestralli with drumming legend Stewart Copeland on Ponderosa.

We're renowned for our workshops and family concerts and our pioneering education work has included extensive residencies for Dartington International Summer School, SPNM's Sound Inventors, Spitalfields Festival and the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia.”

Note: This event takes place at Hay Primary School, Hay-on-Wye.
Tickets sold by Richard Booth's Bookshop on behalf of Hay Music.
Price: £10.00 
 
Student:£5.00 
 
Under 18:Free