‘The Art of The Duel’ October gigs
For two Thursdays and two Sundays in October, Handel House will be filled with DUELLING. I’m sure Jimi and George would approve. I’ve got us a MEGA-line-up…
CREWDSON (Matthew Herbert), CHRIS MONTAGUE (Troyka), MANU DELAGO (Björk), DAVID WRIGHT (Red Priest), TOM NORRIS (LSO), GREGOR RIDDELL (Solstice String 4tet), ELLIE FAGG, RAYMOND YIU, RICHARD BULLEN, ROBERT SZYMANEK, NINA HORROCKS-HOPAYIAN and more TBA…
produced with Handel House Museum, LSO SOUNDHUB & TRUDI STEVENS
Booking Information Tickets: £9, £5 students Booking line: 020 7399 1953
Sunday 20 October, 2-4pm
Hugh ‘Crewdson’ Jones is a prolific inventor and who performs with Matthew Herbert. He has created an electronic concertina inspired by the subtlety of acoustic folk instruments. The ‘Concertronica’ will sample and manipulate my harp to create modern British folk songs. The duel of electronics and acoustics will be so entangled, you will not know where one ends and the other begins. His exquisite inventions will be exhibited on the same day, with an interactive demo from the maestro himself.
Thursday 24 October, 6.30-7.30pm
Chris (of Troyka) is a virtuosic guitarist described by Jazzwise as ‘one of the most imaginatively skilled young axesmiths on the London scene’. In this concert, he will battle blues, Baroque and memories and emotions will be captured in ‘Pandora’s music box’ (which I’m making).
THE EVE OF BATTLE Oratorio feat. MANU DELAGO
Sunday 27 October, 2-4pm
What if Eve were a codebreaker, who resurfaces throughout time, with different names, different faces? A duel of storytellers in music, eager to claim their version of Eve as the best: Björk’s percussionist Manu Delago versus Red Priest’s harpsichordist David Wright; Cellist Gregor Riddell against Bel Canto singer Nina Horrocks-Hopayian. Accounts of Persephone, Pandora, and even Alan Turing may become ammunition. For the first time, this duel pits one of the newest instruments, the hang (and its leading virtuoso) against Handel’s weapon of choice. Whose tale will triumph? The Eve of Battle is a world-première commissioned by Handel House.
Sunday 27 October