LONDON CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL Drone Day

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Drone Day charts the evolution of drone music from its minimalist beginnings to its sound art and dance music present over eight hours of music. The day will include a special visit from pianist Charlemagne Palestine, cult long-form works by La Monte Young, Eliane Radigue and Jem Finer and rare acoustic rendition of Brian Eno’s 'Music for Airports'.

The night will end with a collaboration between the godfather of drone music, Tony Conrad, and celebrated Irish experimentalist Jennifer Walshe.

PART ONE: 2pm

Jem Finer: 'Slowplayer' (2005/2012)

Eliane Radigue: 'Chry-ptus' (1971)

Brian Eno (arr. Evan Ziporyn): 'Music for Airports' (1978)

La Monte Young: 'Composition 1960 No 7' (1960)

PART TWO: 8pm

Tony Conrad/Jennifer Walshe: 'Ma la Pert '(2013)

Charlemagne Palestine: 'In the Strumming Style' (2013) (after 'Strumming Music', 1974) (world premiere)

Performers:

Tony Conrad, violin, electronics

Jem Finer, electronics

Sam Mackay, electronics (Radigue)

Charlemagne Palestine, piano

Jennifer Walshe voice, electronics

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Event website: http://www.lcmf.co.uk
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