SARU & COMPOST AND HEIGHT PRESENT AN EVENING OF THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL PISARO AND MAKIKO NISHIKAZE.
Saturday 19th October 2013
Door Times : 8pm
The Roundchapel Auditorium, 1D Glenarm road, London, E5 0LY
Michael Pisaro – Ricefall
Makiko Nishikaze – Piano in Person I
Michael Pisaro – July Mountain
American composer Michael Pisaro’s July Mountain, last performed by the same group at the Significant Landscapes Festival in Oxford, is a translation of the Wallace Stevens poem, July Mountain, into sound. It is a dense combination of strictly timed, crossfaded field recordings, sourced on this occasion from areas around the UK, and a slew of percussion sounds, such as bowed snare drums and the bowing of a prepared vibraphone. Ricefall, another piece by Pisaro, like July Mountain, was originally written for the percussionist Greg Stuart and realised in the studio with a great many overdubs. Its performance at the RoundChapel Auditorium will consist of 16 performers positioned around the venue, each adhering to a series of timings, whilst letting fall constant streams of rice onto a series of different objects.
Composer Tim Parkinson will also be performing the UK premiere of, Piano in Person I (2006), by Makiko Nishikaze.