Join us for the first concert in our New Music 2021/22 series. Bastard Assignments and Kathryn Williams will be performing in the House.
An intoxicating frenzy of virtuosity opens this concert with Unity Capsule by Brian Ferneyhough. His works push performers to the very edge of their limits, and when played by flautist Kathryn Williams, Ferneyhough’s music is transformed into jaw-dropping physical theatre. For this one-off collaboration, Kathryn’s fearless style will perfectly complement Bastard Assignments – a quartet of composer/performers whose appearances in recent years have left audiences shocked, amused and ultimately amazed. Their performances blend experimental music with outrageous spoken word and brilliantly choreographed use of space, to produce events which are simply impossible to define!
£12 (£5 students), booking recommended
About Bastard Assignments
Bastard Assignments are Timothy Cape, Edward Henderson, Caitlin Rowley and Josh Spear, four composer-performers making work that explores experimental music, performativity and movement. They work collaboratively and have developed a shared creative practice. Bastard Assignments organise performances in London and show work across the UK and internationally.
In 2020-21 they performed at the Royal Academy of Music in Oslo and then embarked on an exploratory body of work they called Lockdown Jams. These were pieces made remotely over the internet both by the group, and a wide range of practitioners who they commissioned.
In 2019 they performed at the Aldeburgh Festival, Spor Festival, and Konsertserien Periferien in Oslo, alongside two showcase performances of their work in London and multiple appearances on BBC Radio 3. 2018’s highlights included touring to the USA to work with Mocrep in Chicago.
Previous years have seen Bastard Assignments perform at hcmf//, Royal Academy of Arts, LCMF, Weisslich, in Copenhagen and Århus with AUT, Frontiers Festival in Birmingham, Virtually Reality in Manchester and Nonclassical. The performances at Southbank Centre and Wellcome Collection were broadcast live on BBC Radio 3’s Hear and Now programme.