£5 cash on the door
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Doors open 7:30pm for 8:00pm start
Access Space at Event Central, 26 Fargate, S1 2HE
This concert will feature a set of new compositions by Alistair Zaldua for the 5-string e-violin and live electronics. While each piece involves improvisation and experimental approaches to performance, the machine listening involved in the electronics serves to operate as an improvisation partner. While collecting and processing data derived from the e-violin sound, the electronics create expressive real and unreal spaces. This allows the violin to not only improvise into, but also to interact with and against.
About: Alistair Zaldua
British-Colombian improviser, composer, and violinist, Alistair Zaldua is based in Manchester. His work encompasses notated composition, live electronics, improvisation and collaboration with musicians and ensembles both in the UK and abroad. In 2018 his work manifesto for speaker and large ensemble was selected as a prize winner of the ilde Lieder Marx.Music Composition Competition by the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. His album remote music (2020) was funded by a grant from the Arts Council UK Emergency Response Fund and comprises a set of open form postcard pieces. In 2020 he also received a Sound and Music COVID-19 Composer Award (2020). In 2021 the album Where The Wind Takes Us was released with Trio CZW (with Paul Cheneour, flutes, and Maureen Wolloshin, oboe) on the pan y rosas discos label (Chicago). In June 2022 he was an artist in residence at Neither/Nor (Ytra Arna, Bergen). Alistair currently works in duets with Lauren Redhead (organ, spoken voice, electronics), vocalist Alwynne Pritchard (Norway), saxophonist Christoph Gallio (Switzerland), and recently in trio with vocalist Franziska Baumann (Switzerland) and drummer Steve Noble (UK). He has been invited to work at the ExperimentalStudio (2023) in a project with trombonist Andrew Digby (Stuttgart).
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