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GALLERY EVENT: KOKORO, BSO New Music Group - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: Friday 13 November 2009

Abstract

From Experimentalism to Minimalism An exploration of two seminal movements in 20th century music

Kokoro is the contemporary music ensemble of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. The title ‘Kokoro’ comes from the Japanese word meaning ‘heart’, and the group, which was founded in 1994 comprises both players from the BSO and freelance musicians committed to performing 20th century and contemporary ensemble music.

Featuring colourful and varied works, the programme offers a fascinating musical journey focussing on two important movements in 20th century music, and illustrating how minimalism had its roots in the experimental music of the 1940s and 50s.

Programme

Graham Fitkin: Ardent

Michael Nyman: Waltz in F

Joby Talbot: Similarities between diverse things

Arvo Part: Fratres

Cornelius Cardew: The Great Learning (extract)

Joe Duddell: Grace under Pressure

Steve Reich: Clapping Music

John Cage: Water Music

Terry Riley: In C (extract)

Philip Glass: Metamorphosis 2

Jon White: Drinking and Hooting Machine

Graham Fitkin: Totti

Mark Forkgen is the conductor

Tickets

Tickets: £6, £3 students.

Box Office: 01202 363214, the Arts University College at Bournemouth and The Lighthouse, Poole: 0844 406 8666, or book online www.bsoLIVE.com

Event supported and organised by the Gallery, text+work, the Arts University College at Bournemouth

For further information on music and art events held at the University College, please contact, The Gallery, the Arts University College at Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole, BH12 5HH Tel: 01202 363272 or e-mail gallery@aucb.ac.uk

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