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MUSICON: NEW MUSIC Focus | Concert 1

23/02/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Free – £10

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

Rik Andriessen – flute

Hans Petra – clarinet

John Snijders – piano

Josje ter Haar – violin

Job ter Haar – cello



Alvin Lucier In Memoriam Jon Higgins

Aldo Clementi Dedica

Joanna Baillie Artificial Environments No.1 to 5

James TenneySpectrum 7

Christian Winther-ChristensenNachtmusik

We are delighted to welcome the Ives Ensemble back to Durham for another weekend of breathtaking feats of musical innovation. The first concert includes some breathtaking microtonal works by Tenney and Lucier, alongside a wonderful canonic masterpiece by Clementi, Baillie’s innovative reimagining of environmental sounds in an instrumental fabric, and Winther-Cristensens refreshing textural flair, in using conventional instruments to make the sounds of the night visible.

Important Event Information

Pre Concert Talk: 6:00 pm
Doors Open: 7:00 pm
Ticket Prices: Standard £10, Students £4, Under 18s Free
Festival Pass: Standard £20, Students £7
Ticket Availability: Tickets will be available for purchase below until 4pm on the day of the concert
Ticket Delivery: Please print your eTicket or have available on your phone
Accessibility: Please get in touch with [email protected] to confirm arrangements


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Free – £10
Event Category:


Music Department
Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL


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