Daylight Music 270
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Experience Ensemble + Darragh Morgan + Olivir Haylett
Pay-What-You-Can on the door (suggested ticket price £5)
All ages welcome
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12:00 - 14:00
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The musicians you are seeing today have just taken part in the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) Academy, an intensive three day training course for gifted young players in the field of period orchestral performance. This is the start of the Ann and Peter Law OAE Experience Scheme, a year-long programme run by the OAE which allows participants to work alongside the Orchestra and perform with world-class soloists and conductors.
Resident at the Southbank Centre, Associate Orchestra at Glyndebourne and Artistic Associate at Kings Place, the OAE is one of the world’s leading ensembles specialising in period instrument performance, playing music on instruments or replicas from the time the music was written. The band is led today by Margaret Faultless, one of the OAE’s three leaders and the Director of the OAE Academy.
Irish violinist Darragh Morgan leads a successful career in classical music and is known for his versatile ability to perform music from baroque to contemporary styles. He frequently performs and records solo and concerto repertoire including world premieres and works dedicated to him written by major contemporary composers such as Arvo Pärt, Sir John Tavener, Kevin Volans, Gerald Barry and Michael Finnissy. This afternoon he will perform music from Donnacha Dennehy (Overstring), Howard Skepton (Violin Variations) and Linda Buckley (Exploding Stars).
Joining the musical dots this week will be Olivir Haylett. He's an improviser and sound artist based in Southeast London. Working with the bass trombone, guitar and field recordings Olivir filters and simultaneously emulates the sounds of the environments we inhabit. Performances are immersive meanders through textural sounds and noises which, through repetition and volume, end up playing the room on the edge of feedback. A graduate of Trinity Laban Olivir performs often as a bass trombone player with Orchestras and is a member of Paulo Duartes big band, Overground Collective. As one of the founding members of arts event Abeerance he has organised events and collaborates with dancers, poets and other instrumentalists frequently. Recently Olivir has performed at events such as Bastard Assignments, Brainchild Festival and spaces including the Vortex, D.I.Y Space, Cafe Oto and Cadogan Hall.