LSTwo Showcases New Music Ensembles, 8.12.18

Next Saturday, an eclectic range of 10 international musical works by living composers will be performed by LSTwo, the student new music ensemble of the School of Music, directed by Dr Mic Spencer.

The event includes pieces for 3 players up to circa 40 players and some of the pieces have spatialised/surround sound effects. The programme includes a number of original compositions from students at the University of Leeds, which span from the rugged rhythms of Hannah Firmin’s ‘The Real and the Imagined’, through the filtered stasis of Kieran Blyth’s ‘Blitzschnell’ to Ed Cooper’s communal listening piece, ‘places:place’.

The concert also features a strong presence of female composers, ranging from the dark fire of Liliana Del Rio’s ‘Formicidae’, to the modal spiritualism of Zeynep Gedizlioğlu’s ‘Yol’ and the fragile, febrile world of Ann Cleare’s ‘luna/lithe/lair’ with its extraordinary re-thinking of percussion/pianist interactions. With such a diverse programme from contemporary composers, the event is expected to expand your ears.

LSTwo Ensemble
Date: Saturday, 8 December 2018, 6-8pm
Venue: Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall
Free admission

Amelia Richardson