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Life in colour: launching the Prism Ensemble

And we have lift-off for the department’s new ensemble, Prism, which met earlier today for the first time.

Focusing on contemporary and / or unusual music, the group has come together to realise Terry Riley’s seminal, challenging and provocative In C, arguably one of the most influential pieces of the twentieth century.

We are developing the piece for a performance at a lunchtime concert next term; several of the performers had lecture and deadline commitments and were unable to come, but those that did took to the piece with vibrant enthusiasm; the suggestion of putting it on in a concert in the summer was greeted with great excitement.

Watch This Space…

New in town: Prism Ensemble
New in town: Prism Ensemble