NOT TO BE MISSED!!
Saturday 21st June 2008 at 7.30pm
Tickets £15 (£5 children)
Available from Beverley Tourist Information Centre
at the door from 6.45pm
Acoustic Triangle with Sacconi Strings on their
2008 3 DimensionsTour - Inspiring music in
World Premiere + UK Tour - 16 May to 25 October 2008
“Adventurous, eclectic, frequently breathtaking… undisputed masters of the game.”
Acoustic Triangle 3 Dimensions presents fourteen performances of major new works composed specifically for performance in some of England’s most awe-inspiring spaces. The acclaimed trio, joined by six world-class string players, the Sacconi Strings, will tour Cathedrals and Abbeys across the country in a joyful celebration of sound and magnificent architecture. Award-winning composers Tim Garland and Gwilym Simcock have written new works which are individually ‘choreographed’ for each building in order to create a series of unique performances. The nine players will be placed all around the audience, even above, creating an acoustic three-dimensional soundscape that allows the music to surprise, echo and develop in extraordinary ways.
3 Dimensions will be released as a CD on the Audio-B label to coincide with the tour.
Founded on a love of modern classical music, improvisation, and a passion for natural, un-amplified sound, leading bassist Malcolm Creese’s trio Acoustic Triangle successfully bridges the boundaries between the genres. Malcolm’s two long-term colleagues are Tim Garland, admired as one of the world’s finest saxophonists, and the extraordinary young pianist Gwilym Simcock. Together these three artists are creating some of the most compelling and accomplished music around today. The trio’s material reflects their classical backgrounds as well as their careers in the jazz world, with a commitment to exploring extended compositions together with their own brand of improvisation. The trio has collaborated with the Choir of Westminster Abbey, Northern Sinfonia, the BBC Concert Orchestra, Kenny Wheeler, Gerard Presencer and Liane Carroll. The 3 Dimensions project builds on the trio’s passion for creating new music which celebrates the extraordinary acoustics of large buildings.
Fri May 16 ST EDMUNDSBURY CATHEDRAL, BURY ST. EDMUNDS A Bury St. Edmunds Festival event
B/O: 01284 769505
Mon Jun 16 CHRIST CHURCH, SPITALFIELDS, LONDON A Spitalfields Festival event
B/O: 020 7377 1362
Sat Jun 21 BEVERLEY MINSTER
B/O: 01482 391672
Wed Jun 25 EXETER CATHEDRAL An Exeter Summer Festival event
B/O: 01392 493493
Thu Jul 10 LICHFIELD CATHEDRAL A Lichfield Festival event
B/O: 01543 412121
Sat Jul 19 ROMSEY ABBEY, HAMPSHIRE A Romsey Arts Festival event
Thu Aug 7 WORCESTER CATHEDRAL A Three Choirs Festival event
B/O: 0845 652 1823
Fri Sep 19 LIVERPOOL METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL A 2008 City of Culture event
B/O: 0151 707 3525
Thu Sep 25 HEXHAM ABBEY A Hexham Abbey Festival event
B/O: 01434 652477
Wed Oct 15 MANCHESTER CATHEDRAL
B/O: 0161 838 7244
Fri Oct 17 CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL A Canterbury Festival event
B/O: 01227 378188
Sat Oct 18 DORCHESTER ABBEY
B/O: 01235 528066
Fri Oct 24 LINCOLN CATHEDRAL
B/O: 01522 873894
Sat Oct 25 SHEFFIELD CATHEDRAL
B/O:0114 256 5656
Malcolm Creese – double bass, Tim Garland – bass clarinet, flute, saxophones, Gwilym Simcock – piano, French horn, Ben Hancox, Hannah Dawson, Charlotte Scott & Emma Parker – violins, Robin Ashwell – viola, Cara Berridge - cello
Malcolm Creeseis one of Europe's most admired double bass players, combining jazz and classical performances at the highest level with extensive film, television and recording work. Malcolm toured the world with Cleo Laine and John Dankworth for ten years, and has worked with a huge range of artists from Lee Konitz to George Benson, Kenny Wheeler to John Williams, as well as Sting, Diana Ross, The Divine Comedy, James Galway, and The London Symphony and London Philharmonic Orchestras. Malcolm has played on numerous film soundtracks including Lord of the Rings, Cold Mountain, and G.I. Jane. He formed his acclaimed trio Acoustic Triangle in 2000.
Tim Garlandworks with Chick Corea on a regular basis – as a saxophonist and as an arranger. He leads his own popular ‘Underground Orchestra’ and ‘Lighthouse Trio’. Tim joined Ronnie Scott's band for a short period and has since played with Gary Burton, Billy Cobham, John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Geoff Keezer and Joe Locke, amongst others. He became widely known in Britain for fronting Lammas, a group fusing folk and jazz genres. Tim is Composer in Residence at the University of Newcastle, and has performed concertos and fulfilled commissions for the London Symphony, Northern Sinfonia, Royal Philharmonic and BBC Concert Orchestras.
Gwilym Simcockattended Chethams School in Manchester and later the Royal Academy of Music, where he gained a first-class honours degree and the coveted 'Principal's Prize' for outstanding achievement. Gwilym has performed with Kenny Wheeler, Tim Whitehead, Iain Ballamy, Bill Bruford, Ruth Palmer and Kate Royal, as well as leading his own groups. He has been commissioned to compose music for The BBC Concert Orchestra, The Britten Sinfonia, The Aronowitz Ensemble, the (German) NDR Orchestra and The London Philharmonic Orchestra. Gwilym is currently a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist.
The Sacconi Quartet - Ben Hancox, Hannah Dawson, Robin Ashwell & Cara Berridgewas formed in 2001 at the Royal College of Music and is gaining an international reputation for outstanding chamber music playing, winning awards including the Esterhazy Prize, Sydney Griller Award, 1st Prize in the 2005 Trondheim International String Quartet Competition and the Kurtag Prize at the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition. The Quartet appears regularly at Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Cadogan Hall and St. George’s Bristol, and has worked alongside The Chilingirian Quartet, David Campbell, Roderick Williams, Lawrence Power and Raphael Wallfisch. Quartets have been composed especially for the Sacconis by John Metcalf and Robin Holloway, and this year the group has been invited to join Music in the Round’s Around the Country tour.
Charlotte Scott studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with When Zoi Lee, and later at the New England Conservatory in Boston and London’s Royal Academy of Music. With her Duo partner James Baillieu she performs in venues and festivals all over the UK and abroad, and she is the first violinist of The Piatti String Quartet. Charlotte holds a range of Prizes and Scholarships and has performed several concertos including those by Brahms, Barber and Elgar.
Emma Parker works regularly with the BBC Philharmonic, Northern Sinfonia and London Philharmonic Orchestras, and has appeared with Nigel Kennedy, Shirley Bassey, Paul McCartney and Elton John. She is a member of the Badke Quartet – which won first prize at the Melbourne International String Quartet Competition. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music under Howard Davis and Marianne Thorson and now teaches chamber music there.