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By Night 1 feat. Aisha Orazbayeva

  • Headrow House 19a The Headrow Leeds, LS1 6PU UK (map)
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Headrow House provides an intimate setting for this startling programme of contemporary and classical music.

Violinist Aisha Orazbayeva will perform a programme which stretches from very early composers to Cage and Saariaho. She has released three critically acclaimed solo albums and has performed in many leading venues, including Carnegie Hall. Aisha is a member of ensembles Plus-Minus and Apartment House in London.

Nicola Matteis Alia Fantasia
John Cage Eight Whiskus
Nicola Matteis Passagio Rotto
James Tenney Koan
Heinrich Biber Passacaglia

Saxophonist Sarah Markham has performed throughout Europe, North America and the Far East, recorded numerous CDs of solo and chamber music and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. A member of several ensembles, Sarah has featured at the last seven World Saxophone Congresses.

Marc Mellits Escape for alto saxophone and marimba

James Wilson is an early career flute player specialising in contemporary music who has studied with Richard Craig, Karin de Fleyt and Dr Martyn Shaw. James has premiered James Stephenson’s Magellan’s Clouds and The Constellation Mobile and has performed Takemitsu’s Meguri and Air (Howard Assembly Room), Dai Fujikura’s Poison Mushroom (Nonclassical) and Robert Bentall’s Illegal to Die (Nonclassical). As part of his Seven Deadly Sins project, James has commissioned and premiered Sohrab Uduman’s la cupidité de soufflé for flute and live electronics and Gregory Emfietzis’s Gluttony: Live to Drink for flute and percussion.

Sohrab Uduman la cupidité de souffle for flute and live electronics

Uduman studied clarinet at Surrey University and composition with Vic Hoyland and Jonty Harrison, at Birmingham University, where he received a PhD in 1993. Awards include an international prize at the Huddersfield Festival of Contemporary Music, The Bourges International Competition for Electro-acoustic Music, the George Butterworth Award, the Oskar Back Foundation Prize for Young European Composers and the Prix Annelie de Man. His music has featured at many festivals, including the Oxford Festival of Contemporary Music, The Spitalfields Festival, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the Cheltenham International Festival of Music, Darmstadt, Britten Festival Brugges and Agora Festival at IRCAM, Paris.

Maria Insua Cao will perform Ed Bennett’s Monster for bass clarinet and tape

Tickets: £5-£10

Sarah Markham

Sarah Markham

Sohrab Uduman

Sohrab Uduman