|about new noise: Cross Talk
Cross Talk, was first presented in London, Liverpool and Nottingham in May 2008; bringing together some of the best known performers from the world of new music, to perform seminal works by three of the most influential composers of the late 20th Century, alongside new music from some of the most exciting young composers working today.
Cross Talk's expanded line-up came from Karlheinz Stockhausen’s 1950’s classic and rarely performed ‘Kreuzspiel’, originally programmed to celebrate the pioneering composers 80th birthday. New Noise was joined by Richard Haynes bass clarinet, Helen Reid piano, Richard Benjafield and Scott Wilson percussion and long-time collaborator Matthew Fairclough sound design.
Two new works were commissioned for the programme; 'Grab' from Edinburgh based sound artist Martin Parker (funded by the PRS Foundation) and 'Fold' from Donnacha Dennehy, artistic director and founder of Dublin’s Crash Ensemble (funded by the Arts Council of Ireland).
Okho Iannis Xenakis
Clark Nova Pedro Gómez Egaña
Four Organs Steve Reich
Kreuzspiel Karlheinz Stockhausen
Grab (world premiere) Martin Parker
Fold (world premiere) Donnacha Dennehy
‘Cross Talk is the title of Joby Burgess and Janey Miller’s project to expand their New Noise duo and, for once, a funky name bore a meaningful resemblance to the music presented.
Xenakis, Reich and Stockhausen – all composers with crossover appeal and influence – provided the scaffolding.’
David Bignell, Classical Source; May 2008
Carla Rees, Seen and Heard; May 2008
Peter Palmer, Nottingham Evening Post; May 2008
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