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MUSICON: NEW MUSIC Focus | Concert 2

24 February 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Music Department
Palace Green, Durham. DH1 3RL

This year’s Musicon focus event offers three opportunities for you to hear the Ives Ensemble play some hidden gems from the repertoire of the last 50 years or so. The concerts will focus on pieces by Alvin Lucier and Aldo Clementi – two composers whose works are as enigmatic as they are considered. Both stand out as towering enigmas of invention with a near-stubborn insistence on a purity of artistic vision that is as rare as it is captivating.

A pre-festival talk with Ives Ensemble director and pianist John Snijders will take place in the Music Department Lecture Room at 18.00 on Saturday 23rd February.

Ives Ensemble



Alvin LucierNothing is Real

Aldo ClementiTrio

Cassandra MillerFor Mira

Bernd Alois ZimmermannIntercomunicazione


This afternoon concert gives us an opportunity to experience another achingly beautiful sculpture of sound by Clementi, the true master of the canon, while Lucier’s Nothing is Real presents us with a concept that is as ingenious as it is captivating, stretching the concept of space by making a teapot into a cathedral of sound. Zimmerman stretches the notion of time with vast vistas for cello and piano, while Miller’s solo violin work places this in stark contrast with its spectacularly virtuosic eruptions.

Important Event Information

Doors Open: 3:30 pm
Ticket Prices: Standard £7, Students £2.50, Under 18s Free
Festival Pass: Standard £20, Students £7
Ticket Availability: Tickets will be available for purchase below until 12pm on the day of the concert
Ticket Delivery: Please print your eTicket or have available on your phone
Accessibility: Please get in touch with j.r.lawrence@durham.ac.uk to confirm arrangements


24 February
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free – £7
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Music Department
Palace Green, Durham. DH1 3RL


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