Amongst the shows at OTO over the next seven days, Apartment House celebrate the composer Michael Parsons’ 80th birthday with music spanning his career, as well as a series of birthday pieces composed especially for the occasion by his friends, Christian Wolff, Howard Skempton, Makiko Nishikaze, Tim Parkinson, John Lely, Markus Trunk and Laurence Crane.
Fresh output from John Chantler’s 1703 Skivbolaget this week – the new duo from two masters of very different string instruments, Ellen Fullman and Okkyung Lee. ‘The Air Around Her’ beguiled its audience when recorded live in a bakery at Edition Festival in 2016, and carries beautifully through to this release. Microtonal timbres meet gnarled defiance – the result is surprisingly symbiotic.
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