I’m very happy that Decontamination #3 is happening this Sunday at 11am and 3pm in the RNCM Library and Studio theatre as part of the Big Weekend.
It’s humbling how many people have contributed so much time, effort and energy to this programme. There are seven acoustic world premieres for the occasion from exceptional RNCM students; four short responses to Erik Satie’s furniture music from Ben Parker, Aaron Breeze, Sergio Cote and David Curington; a prepared improvisation by double bassist and composer Otto Willberg; a response to Brian Eno’s Ambient 1: Music for Airports from Richard Evans and; a new piece for saxophone and ensemble considering ideas of ambient music by Jack Sheen. I’m particularly looking forward to hearing and seeing the RNCM library used for half of this concert.
There are also new or new versions of electronic pieces by Michael Brailey, Aaron Parker and Harry Fausing Smith’s band Pope Vivian.
Other featured composers are Morton Feldman, Michael Perrett, Erik Satie, Kaija Saariaho and Tom Rose.
In the Foyer you will have the chance to hear music by Eric Satie, Brian Eno, John Cage, Matthew Sergeant, Aaron Parker, Chris Watson and myself with an unusually specialised sound system and some interesting mixing or works. This will be running all day.
Each part of each concert will last less than 40-min. Full programme details below.