Proudly presented by Kirkos Ensemble, Ensemble Music, and Gruel Guerrilla
Kirkos Ensemble and friends are proud to present BLACKOUT, a concert series of contemporary music and food in complete darkness.
For the third and final concert in the series, we’re preparing a new work by Kirkos co-director Sebastian Adams called Harry Patch, which will be premiered by Kirkos Ensemble’s Miriam Kaczor [flute], Hannah Miller [horn], Yseult Cooper Stockdale [cello] and special guest David Adams [piano].
Inspired by the last surviving British veteran of WWI, Patch’s famous line “war is not worth one life” sums Sebastian’s new work up. This work is partly a response to Messiaen’s Quatuor, mirroring its eight-movement structure, and partly a meditation on the futility of war. Where Messiaen’s eight movements speak of hopefulness and love for God, Adams’ answer exists in a world where no one is listening.
Kirkos Ensemble have cherry-picked rarely-performed solo works by Messiaen, Peter Sculthorpe, Roxanna Panufnik and Johann Jakob Froberger, one for each of the four musicians. The programme evolved as Harry Patch was composed, causing the new work to be imbued with the character of each solo piece.
Meanwhile, Kevin Powell [Gruel Guerrilla] and Vania Ling will be serving up a selection of flavour notes, textures, aromas, and bite-size delights to pair with the performance of these great works.
We look forward to not being able to see you there.
Please note that each concert will be performed twice – this one on Friday & Saturday 18–19 July 2015 – but tickets are extremely limited for each and are only available with advanced booking, in order to prepare food for the right numbers. There will be no tickets sold on the door.
Early Bird Tickets [including food] are €20 plus booking fee. They go on sale at 10am on Monday 27.04.2015 and are available to the first 10 buyers of each night
Remaining tickets [including food] are then €25 plus booking fee and are available until 5pm on Thursday 17.07.2015