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Wigmore Hall Live Streams – Riot Ensemble
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8 pm on September 7 – Free to watch but do drop them a few quid to keep these great concerts going
Two interesting and eclectic concerts this week livestreamed from Wigmore Hall. On Tuesday, Riot Ensemble showcases its characteristic flexibility and flair. Ahead of Xenakis’ centenary next year, this programme opens with his pulse-filled Ikhoor (‘the transparent, ethereal liquid that flows in the veins of the gods’) and then shifts between string trio and works for Riot Ensemble soloists (commissioned by Riot Ensemble during the 2020 COVID Pandemic – two receiving their first live performances here).
Often calm, meditative and intensely personal, each half then closes with a virtuosic display adding piano into the mix: George Lewis’ A Mangle of Practice and Enno Poppe’s Trauben – both of which require an abundance of ‘Ikhoor’ in the veins of their players!