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Saturday Live Music

Musarc and Melanie Pappenheim presents: again, again

9.11.2013
Automatic Drawing. Musarc and Stefan Kraus, 2013. Photo: Ludovic des Cognets

Automatic Drawing. Musarc and Stefan Kraus, 2013. Photo: Ludovic des Cognets

 Melanie Pappeneim rehearsing with Musarc, 2013. Photo: Joseph Kohlmaier

 Melanie Pappeneim rehearsing with Musarc, 2013. Photo: Joseph Kohlmaier

Musarc performing at Antistrophe, V22, 2012. Photo: Yiannis Katsaris

Musarc performing at Antistrophe, V22, 2012. Photo: Yiannis Katsaris

Melanie Pappenheim

Melanie Pappenheim

Automatic Drawing. Musarc and Stefan Kraus, 2013. Photo: Ludovic des Cognets
 Melanie Pappeneim rehearsing with Musarc, 2013. Photo: Joseph Kohlmaier
Musarc performing at Antistrophe, V22, 2012. Photo: Yiannis Katsaris
Melanie Pappenheim

Automatic Drawing. Musarc and Stefan Kraus, 2013. Photo: Ludovic des Cognets

Musarc and Melanie Pappenheim present: again, again

Saturday 9 November / 7.30pm / Tickets free but pre-booking required via Eventbrite

 

Choral ensemble Musarc have teamed up with singer, composer and performer Melanie Pappenheim to create a dramatic collage that explores the spaces of the gallery, and sets music and physical performances in response to themes in current exhibitor Peter Dreher's paintings.  Surrounding the idea of repetition, iteration and compulsion, Musarc will be presenting a broad spectrum of choral works from Knut Kysted's Immortal Bach to new, site-specific performances and some of Musarc's previous commissions, including Corpus Sonus by Sam Belinfante for voices and dictaphones, and Namesaying by Neil Luck.

 

Musarc is one of London’s most progressive amateur choirs.  It is at the heart of a research project at The Cass School of Architecture, London Metropolitan University, that explores performance and composition in relation to the creative process, and investigates listening in the context of architecture and the city. The ensemble regularly collaborates with artists and composers to develop work that challenges traditional ways of making music, and sets up situations that extend the idea of citizenship and civic agency into the realm of music, art, performance and education.  Musarc has performed at Bold Tendencies, Turner Contemporary, V22, and the Royal Maritime Museum. In 2012, it presented Bang! Being the Building as part of the Barbican’s OMA/Progess show and its voices could be heard in Ed Atkin’s Us Dead Talk Love at the Chisenhale Gallery. The choir has collaborated with experimental music label Entr’acte, and commissioned new work from many  artists and composers including Claudia Molitor, Benedict Drew, Esther Venrooy, Neil Luck, Marc Behrens and Sam Belinfante. It is currently one of four contemporary ensembles on Sound and Music’s Portfolio programme and also runs Field Studies, an annual field-recording and musique concrète summer school in London. Musarc was founded in 2008 by Joseph Kohlmaier who is it’s creative director, and is conducted by Cathy Heller-Jones.  

http://www.musarc.org/

 

Melanie Pappenheim is a singer, composer and performer. Always interested in combining music with visual art, she has devised work with numerous leading multi-media groups including DV8 Physical Theatre, Lumiere & Son and The Shout. She appeared as the solo singer/actor in the award winning A Ring A Lamp A Thing at the Royal Opera House by playwright Caryl Churchill and composer Orlando Gough,  and also at the English National Opera as Elizabeth I in Dr Dee by Damon Albarn and Rufus Norris. Her voice has inspired many contemporary composers such as Gavin Bryars, Graham Fitkin and her longtime collaborator Jocelyn Pook – she was the soloist in Pook’s highly acclaimed Hearing Voices, directed by Emma Bernard, performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London,  in December 2012 with the BBC Concert Orchestra. Melanie’s voice can be heard on countless TV and film scores including Gangs Of New York, Eyes Wide Shut and Dr Who - she was the soloist in the first ever Dr. Who Prom in 2008. She runs her own company Flam Productions with fellow singer Rebecca Askew, composes music for plays and radio drama and has created several sound installations with Echo City stalwart Giles Perring. Her first collaboration with Musarc was Sweet Dreams performed at St Sepulchre’s church in the City of London in July 2013.

 

http://melaniepappenheim.com/

November 2013

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