Room 2, South Gallery II, Bermondsey
In a collaboration between Christian Marclay and the London Sinfonietta, some of the world’s most renowned contemporary musicians have been invited to stage performances, including new compositions and live improvisation sessions. This Sunday the London Sinfonietta will be performing a newly commissioned piece by Steve Beresford.
Composed by Steve Beresford, 2015
‘Probably minimally notated, the piece will develop as we go, drawing on the acoustic nature of the room and some of the sound material from Christian's recording.’
Steve Beresford, 2015
Scott Lygate (clarinet/bass clarinet); London Sinfonietta Emerging Artist); Daniel Pioro (violin); Zoe Martlew (cello); Oliver Lowe (percussion).
Sound design and live recording mix:
Sound Intermedia (London Sinfonietta Principal Player)
Composer and guest artist:
Internationally known as a free improviser on piano and electronics, Steve Beresford has also composed scores for feature films and for numerous TV shows and commercials.
Beresford has worked with numerous individuals, including Derek Bailey, The Slits, Han Bennink, Christine Tobin, Ivor Cutler, Prince Far-I, Vic Reeves, Alan Hacker, Ray Davies, Ilan Volkov, David Toop, Najma Akhtar, Evan Parker, Adrian Sherwood, The Flying Lizards, Stewart Lee, Otomo Yoshihide and John Zorn.
He was born in Wellington, Shropshire in 1950. In 1974 he moved to London, playing piano with improvisers like Derek Bailey and also trumpet with the notorious Portsmouth Sinfonia, which included Brian Eno and Gavin Bryars.
He has had a long association with Swiss-American artist/musician Christian Marclay, performing realisations of Marclay's ‘Screen Play’, ‘Ephemera’, ‘Graffiti Composition’, ‘Shuffle’, ‘Pianorama’ and ‘Everyday’, sometimes working solo and sometimes with groups.
Recently, Beresford played at the launch of the DVD ‘Taking The Dog For A Walk’, a feature-length documentary film directed by Antoine Prum. ‘Subtitled Conversations With British Improvisers’, the film features a number of players, including Beresford, playing and talking.
His most recent recording is the LP ‘Will It Float’, by a group including Ståle Liavik Solberg, John Edwards, John Russell and Beresford on electronics.
All of the performances are free and open to the public, spaces will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
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