Dissonance was Valgeir Sigurðsson first solo release since 2012. Its three large-scale works are haunted by the old Western tradition, infused with the ethereal workings of electronics and sound manipulation.
As part of the Sunday Morning Concert series, a performer of many talents, violinist Daniel Pioro takes on a varied programme comprising what is perhaps the most searching of Beethoven’s violin sonatas and the challenging concluding passacaglia from Biber’s ‘Rosary’ sonatas, alongside an unusual arrangement of Vaughan Williams’ famous piece in which he and pianist Roderick Chadwick are joined by two other musicians, Charlotte Bonneton viola and Clare O’Connell cello
This is the perfect try-it-out event for those a bit nervous about giving classical a go.
There’s a huge variety of music – some of which you might not think you know (but you probably do) and all of which is thrilling, soothing, moving or energising. Composers include Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Ravel, Satie, Tavener and Eric Whitacre.
You can sit, stand or lie down. There are two main performance stages, but performers move around the space and crop up in surprising places. (NB – You are very welcome to bring your own rugs, cushions, picnic chairs, etc – there will also be some unreserved seating available on the ground floor as well.)