Flow my Tears - Denmark Calling!
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Sunday, Mar 2, 2014 at 5.00pm
Tickets and info here
4.45pm Composer Conversation with Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
6.00pm Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen (all London premieres)
Run; Turn II; Song; Play;
Sound I; Sound II; Company
Post-concert Recital of John Dowland songs performed by Theatre of Voices
The concert is part of Denmark Calling - concerts celebrating Danish music in London.
This performance is sponsored by the Danish Arts Council Committee for Performing Arts.
"A fascinating exploration of a unique and compelling musical voice.” Bachtrack *****
Elegant and deeply moving, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen’s music redefines the concept of simplicity. His works are as humorous as they are contemplative, as violent as they are beautiful, exploring music as a timbral rather than narrative art. Strongly influence by the linear shapes of Renaissance polyphony, his music segues effortlessly into a quote of John Dowland’s Flow my Tears, which brings this programme to a haunting close. With echoes of Samuel Beckett and a strong predilection for the absurd, his taste for near silence will force you to reconsider how you interpret sound.