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Tune in to composer Anna Meredith’s kaleidoscopic sound

31 January, 2019 — By Sebastian Taylor

Anna Meredith. Photo: Kate Bones

Several pieces by Tufnell Park-born composer Anna Meredith are being played in two concerts at the Kings Place arts venue this Saturday evening (February 2).

She’s one of the most distinctive voices in British music today with compositions noted for their “irresistible, kaleidoscopic sound that shimmers through the worlds of contemporary classical, art pop, electronica and experimental rock”.

Up first at an early evening Aurora Orchestra concert is her Origami Songs, scored for strings, harpsichord, trombone and percussion.

Each song is based on three sets of folds, the foundation of classic origami structures such as a bird, kite or frog.

Then, at a “lock-in” later in the evening, principal players of Aurora Orchestra are performing four of her works.

These include: Moon, a suite of pieces for amplified chamber orchestra, electronics and live drawing; Axeman, a three-minute piece for bassoon with pedal distortion and amplification; and Brisk Widow, a piece for four drummers, with quad-diffused electronics.

• Aurora Orchestra play Anna Meredith, 7pm, from £9.50 savers; The Lock-in: Surround with Anna Meredith, 9.15pm, £16.50
King’s Place, 90 York Way, N1, 020 7520 1490, www.kingsplace.co.uk

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