Tuesday 26th April
17:00 Talking Composers: Daniel Böhm SARC    
19:30 Ensemble Proxima Centauri SARC    
22:00 Maki Namekawa: Piano and Electronics Harty Room    
  Talking Composers: Daniel Böhm
  Film, Music & Dance: Dialogue & Polyphony
    Venue: SARC
Admission : FREE
Daniel Böhm is an award-winning video and film director based in Buenos Aires. Böhm reflects on his audio-visual work and on the collaboration with composer Sebastian Castagna, Cinco Miradas Sobre Buenos Aires, premiered at Sonorities tomorrow.      
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    Ensemble Proxima Centauri
    Venue: SARC
Admission : £10/£6
Marie-Bernadette Charrier: saxophones, artistic director
Clément Fauconnet: percussion
Christophe Havel: electronics
Géraldine Keller: soprano voice


Hans Joachim Hespos - Gallimak [UK/Irish Premiere]

Thierry Talla - Sourcier-Sorcière [World Premiere]

Philippe Leroux - Un lieu verdoyant [UK/Irish Premiere]

Christophe Havel - Comme [UK/Irish Premiere]

Georges Aperghis - Les 7 crimes de l'amour [UK/Irish Premiere]

This concert presents six extremely rich and innovative works in both artistic and technological domains, using the voice, midi and acoustic saxophones, percussion, air-percussion and computer systems.

Proxima Centauri is a chamber music ensemble which was born from an encounter of several instrumental players and composers who were keen to acquaint a larger public with modern-day music.The repertoire of the group has increased considerably thanks to the many composers who have written pieces for it; these include Alla, Beinke, Campana, Campo, De Pablo, Fusté-Lambezat, Garin, Havel, Hespos, Lauba, Laskano, Platz, Racot, Rossé. This process is in continuous development, thanks to an active policy of commissioning of works by the Ensemble. The Group has recorded three CDs dedicated to specific composers (Havel, Rossé and Alla).

The Ensemble is managed by an association, established in accordance with a French law of 1901, which is subsidised by the Ministry of Culture, the Regional and Departmental councils, the town council of Bordeaux, the AFAA, the Spedidam and the Sacem.
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    Maki Namekawa: Piano and Live-Electronics
    Ludger Brümmer - Temps du Miroir [World Premiere of Complete Work]
    Adrian Moore - For Peter
    Christopher McClelland - Freaks of Kleptomania [World Premiere]
    Venue : Harty Room
Admission : £6/£4
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This programme presents new works for piano and live-electronics and features the Sonorities Festival commission Temps du Miroir by Ludger Brümmer.

Maki Namekawa is one of Europe's leading young musicians and is renowned for her work in introducing new works into mainstream concert activity. As a soloist and chamber musician equally at home in classical music and contemporary repertoire, Maki Namekawa appears regularly at major concert venues in Japan and Europe, at international festivals (including the Musik-Biennale Berlin, the Festival Eclat in Stuttgart, Ars Electronica in Linz, and the Ruhr Piano Festival), on radio broadcasts as well as with prestigious orchestras such as the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Munich Philharmonic and Concertgebouw Orkest Amsterdam.

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