CHEAP IMITATION: Darragh Morgan (violin) – Steve Beresford (piano)
Tuesday 6 June 2023 | Doors: 7:30pm | Start: 8pm
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Tickets: £10 Advance / £12 OTD https://link.dice.fm/Y072ff079263
‘One of the most adventurous violinists around, Darragh Morgan’ (BBC Radio 3) joins forces with celebrated improviser pianist Steve Beresford in this unique one-off performance of music by iconic 20th century composers.
John Cage – Eight Whiskus (solo violin), Water Music (solo piano), Cheap Imitation (solo violin)
Morton Feldman – For Aaron Copland (solo violin), Projection 4 (violin & piano)
Karlheinz Stockhausen – FOR TIMES TO COME, Texts for Intuitive Music (violin & piano)
Irish violinist Darragh has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician at The Wigmore Hall, Aldeburgh Festival, Maerzmusik Berlin, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, BBC Proms, Osterfestival Tirol, Bang on a Can Marathon New York, National Sawdust, Philips Collection Washington DC, Beijing Modern Music Festivala and Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre. Darragh has recorded 50+ albums many of which have received Diaspon D’or and Gramophone Awards.Darragh has collaborated with as diverse composers as Scanner and Mira Calix, to Gerald Barry, Donnacha Dennehy and Michael Finnissy.
Steve Beresford was born in Wellington, Shropshire, UK in 1950. In 1974 he moved to London, playing piano with improvisers like Derek Bailey and also trumpet with the notorious Portsmouth Sinfonia. Since the mid-1970s, he has worked with hundreds of people, including The Slits, Han Bennink, Christine Tobin, Ivor Cutler, Prince Far-I, Vic Reeves, Alan Hacker, Ray Davies, Ilan Volkov, Najma Akhtar, Evan Parker, Adrian Sherwood, The Flying Lizards, Stewart Lee, Otomo Yoshihide and John Zorn. Free improvisation is central, generally involving piano and/or electronics. He also writes songs, TV and film music, directs ensembles and has been known to sing and write.