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Contrazontal | Launch Project

19/10/2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

£5.00 – £10.00

Join us for the first live Musicon concert since the start of the pandemic! We have a treat in store for you: the first project from a brand new contemporary music group based in the North-East.

Contrazontal is a group of 6 NE-based composers and performers writing and performing contemporary music. It was founded during lockdown in spring 2020 with the aim of creating a regular presence for contemporary music in the North-East; giving locally based composers and performers with international careers an opportunity to pursue their work closer to home. Their aim is to share engaging, adventurous, invigorating, and well-crafted music with the North-East public, stretching the boundaries of their art both wider and further, while bringing something truly unique to the region.

Their launch programme consists of four brand new works from four North-East based composers. These have been tailored specifically for the musical voices of their four celebrated performers: Marie Schreer (violin/viola), John Garner (violin/viola), Gemma Kost (cello), and John Snijders (piano).



Rob King: Channels (WP)

Eric Skytterholm Mac Aodhagáin: Les Pleurs (WP)

Egidija Medekšaitė: Pashyanti (WP)

Mark Carroll: if you met your Doppelgänger, what would they say to you? (WP)


NB: there are a limited number tickets for this event. Tickets will only be offered for sale in advance of the concert (there will be no ticket sales on the door) from the Music Durham website. However, if you are unable to join us in person, you can instead enjoy the concert when it is released online, two weeks later!


8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
£5.00 – £10.00


Music Department
Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL


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