RE:CHORD:AIR

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Sound Re-imaginings of the Renaissance developed through free-improvisation, minimalism, reductionism and drone.

Re: Chord: Air re-imagines compositions by renaissance composers from Europe, specifically: England, Italy, Spain, Germany and The Netherlands.IMG_93851

The Renaissance period in Europe marked a cultural and artistic movement between 1300 – 1700. In 2015 the chords, melodies and harmonic essences of rarely heard works are re-visited and re-interpreted under the fingers of diverse collaborators, using both historical and contemporary instruments and techniques.

Musician’s from diverse musical backgrounds including both trained and self-taught professional musicians. Fragments of scores are improvised upon to create spontaneous new works both in live performance and recordings.

Instant Composition | Improvisations | Research-based interpretations
After a period of research, collaborations have been developed and explored with reductionist or graphic scores from which to perform and create.

Things Learnt & Things Forgotten
We play what we could see and what couldn’t be seen… the air between the notes… between the rhythms and…  between the performers. Music which is no longer of a certain time and no longer certain of time and which now exists as a re-imagining.

Project Director/Composer/Researcher
Laura Cannell – Fiddle/Overbowed Fiddle & Recorder
André Bosman – Violin & Effects
Oliver Coates – Cello
Ralph Cumbers – Electronics & Trombone
Angharad Davies – Violin

2015 Performances

Featuring music from Re: Chord: Air
FULL OF NOISES FESTIVAL
CUMBRIA
Laura Cannell & Ralph Cumbers
1st August 2015

SUPERNORMAL FESTIVAL
OXFORDSHIRE
Laura Cannell & André Bosman
9th August 2015

THE NEW CUT ARTS CENTRE
SUFFOLK
Laura Cannell & Oliver Coates
4th September 2015

CAFE OTO
LONDON
Laura Cannell, Oliver Coates, André Bosman & Angharad Davies
13th September 2015

RECORDING & RELEASE NEWS…
The next phase of the project is the recording of newly created works by the experimental fiddle duo: Laura Cannell & André Bosman www.lcab.co.uk http://www.lcab.co.uk
LCAB will be recording in a medieval church ruin on a cliff in Suffolk, UK (see above picture). The release planned for summer 2016.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION…
The project is created and curated by Laura Cannell. For further information about the project and the music created please get in touch

 

Funded by The Arts Council of England National Lottery FundingPrint