Kit Downes church organ
Tom Challenger saxophone
Kit Downes Obsidian World Premiere
Black is the Colour
Obsidian is a collection of Kit Downes’ solo organ works from the eponymous album soon to be released on ECM Records. It is a musical response to volcanicity, slow processes that cause extreme reactions. A mixture of written and semi-scored/semi-improvised pieces, it focusses on the nuances and unique features of both smaller chamber organs local to rural Suffolk as well as larger grander instruments from bigger cities around the UK. It is both a study of extended techniques from instruments sometimes in states of disrepair, and a connection and adaptation of the improvised tradition of the instrument, exploring themes of duration, vibration and mechanics.
Produced by hcmf// as part of the Arts Council England International Showcase
Tickets £12 (£9 concession / online)
Approx finish time: 1pm