New Year New Music: Psappha
Live from Ancoats in Manchester, Stuart Maconie introduces a concert by Psappha of characteristically inventive music from America by Steve Reich, Elliot Carter and George Crumb.
Stuart Maconie introduces a concert by the Manchester-based contemporary music ensemble Psappha of characteristically inventive music from America by Steve Reich, Elliott Carter and George Crumb. Live from St Michael's in Ancoats in Manchester.
In a programme of conflicts and reconciliations Reich's "Double Sextet" fuses a live performance with a recorded double of itself; Elliott Carter's "Triple Duo" explores the potential for small ensembles within an ensemble; and George Crumb's "Quest", an atmospheric journey for solo guitar and a diverse group of instruments, juxtaposes the colourful and varied with the familiar.
George Crumb: Quest
(solo guitar: Tom McKinney)
Elliott Carter: Triple Duo
(conductor: Jamie Phillips)
Steve Reich: Double Sextet.