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Nadia Ratsimandresy ondes Martenot
Baptiste Chatel sound engineer

Matt Collins (UK, 1996) Nuance (2019) World Premiere
Li-Ying Wu (Taiwan/Denmark, 1978) Oiseaux Androïdes (2016) UK Premiere
Zeena Parkins (USA, 1956) Charette (2018) UK Premiere
Sarah Wéry (Belgium, 1987) Gang Bang (2018) UK Premiere
Baptiste Chatel (France, 1982) Quatre (2016) UK Premiere

Nadia Ratsimandresy has been playing the ondes Martenot – one of the earliest electronic instruments ever made – since she was a child. Invented in the 1920s, the instrument is known for its unique sonic palette; unlike other instruments in the keyboard family, it makes an indefinite hovering sound, offering its player the chance to create ambiguous, emotionally charged music. In this concert, Ratsimandresy plays a series of newly commissioned works on her instrument, supporting it with a more modern selection of electronic sounds.

Produced by hcmf//

Nuance is commissioned by Hillingdon Music Festival

Oiseaux Androïdes is commissioned by Klang-Avant Garde Music Festival with the support of the Danish Council of Arts

Charette is co-commissioned by Césaré National Music Center and hcmf//

Gang Bang is commissioned by Ars Musica Festiva

This event will finish at approximately 12am

Photo: Nadia Ratsimandresy