Performances of Six Melodies


Cafe Oto

19:30, Thursday 18 January 2018
Cafe OTO (external link)
18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston
E8 3DL London
United Kingdom

Violinist Aisha Orazbayeva and pianist Mark Knoop present an evening of music for violin and piano including early and late compositions by John Cage (external link) and a London premiere of Eraser’s Edge by Norway’s Ole-Henrik Moe. The programme also features solo violin fantasias by G.P. Telemann from Orazbayeva’s third solo album and Knoop’s version of Cage’s Experiences No.1 for piano and electronics.

John Cage Six Melodies 195012
Ole-Henrik Moe Eraser’s Edge 199510
John Cage Experiences No.1 19456
G.P. Telemann Fantasias 173515
John Cage Two⁶ 199220

The Fabric of Music

Kettle’s Yard

20:00, Thursday 23 January 2020
Kettle’s Yard (external link)
Castle Street
CB3 0AQ Cambridge
United Kingdom

Bryn Harrison (external link)’s music is an everchanging texture built from beautiful shards of flickering sound, reminiscent of Morton Feldman (external link), his main influence, whose own works were often inspired by the mesmerising patterns of Persian carpets. Simplicity is also at the heart of the Canadian Linda Catlin Smith (external link)’s music, and with Aisha Orazbayeva and Mark Knoop, we have two towering musicians who perform these pieces with robust commitment but immaculate delicacy.

Linda Catlin Smith With Their Shadows Long 199713
John Cage Six Melodies 195012
Morton Feldman Spring of Chosroes 197718
Bryn Harrison Receiving the Approaching Memory 2011-1240