Contraventions – new music for contrabass flute with Carla Rees – Saturday 5 November 8pm

0 Posted by - September 9, 2016 - Music: past

Tickets on the door – £10  / Workshop + concert – £15

Workshop:  4-7pm  

Concert : doors open 8pm – show starts 8.30pm 

Carla Rees tours a concert of new music for contrabass flute and electronics. The concert will feature premiere performances of several new pieces, including music by Matthew Whiteside, Piers Tattersall, Benjamin Tassie and Michael Oliva.

Carla Rees is a UK-based low flutes player. She is the artistic director of rarescale, an ensemble which exists to promote chamber music repertoire for low flutes, and Director of low flutes publishing company, Tetractys. She has been working closely with Michael and Matthew along with other composers who are writing new works for the tour.

From 4-7pm there will be a workshop for composers to explore writing for the contrabass flute. Composers are invited to bring sketches or new works to try out (scores can also be submitted in advance to, and all their questions about the instrument will be answered during the afternoon. The workshop costs £15 and includes entry to the concert.

The contrabass flute is a rare instrument, most usually found in flute choirs, but in this programme it takes on a new solo persona. It is both impressive in sound and size, and complimented by electronics this concert will be a sonic delight of rarely heard music.

The National Lottery through Creative Scotland Open Project Funding and Help Musicians UK Career Development Bursary have supported the development of Matthew’s new piece.