840: New Music for Violin and Piano
7.30pm, 16 December 2017 at the St James', Islington
Linda Catlin Smith’s piece from 1997, ’With Their Shadows Long’, provided the natural starting point for the creation of the programme with its preoccupation with the physicality of sound, and a care and natural intuition for a sense of rightness in placement and form.
An exciting first for 840 is the music of Matteo Fargion. Matteo is a composer perhaps best known for his close associations with the world of dance, in particular his decades-long collaboration with Jonathan Burrows, creating and touring a series of duets which have become celebrated all over the world for their rare combination of intellectual rigour and humour.
The concert was kindly supported using public funding by Arts Council England.