Tuesday: 11am – 5pm
Wednesday: 11am – 5pm
Thursday: 11am – 5pm
Friday: 11am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Please note the House opens at 12pm, with last entry to the House at 4.20pm
Kettle’s Yard will be closed between 23 December 2021 – 3 January 2022 inclusive.
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Join us for a New Music concert with soprano Juliet Fraser.
This is a unique chance to experience one of the world’s most compelling and enthralling singers of New Music up close and in an intimate space. This concert features a selection of pieces from Juliet Fraser’s most recent solo album Spilled out from tangles. The music you’ll hear has all been composed specifically for Juliet’s spectacular voice with only the accompaniment of electronics. It includes a piece by Sivan Eldar specially commissioned by Kettle’s Yard, and works by Lisa Illean, Lawrence Dunn and Eleanor Cully Boehringer.
£12 (£5 students), booking recommended
Soprano Juliet Fraser specialises in the gnarly edges of contemporary classical music. Internationally recognised as a committed interpreter of new music, she regularly appears as a guest soloist with ensembles such as Musikfabrik, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Modern, Plus-Minus, Talea and Quatuor Bozzini. She is also a core member of EXAUDI vocal ensemble, which she co-founded in 2002 with composer/conductor James Weeks and with whom she performs a broad repertoire from ars subtilior, Monteverdi and Gesualdo to the most complex contemporary scores.
Juliet is an active commissioner of new repertoire and has worked particularly closely with composers Matthew Shlomowitz, Michael Finnissy, Cassandra Miller and Rebecca Saunders. Premieres in the 2021/22 season include new works by Lara Agar, Annesley Black, Laura Bowler, Pascale Criton, Laurence Crane, Luke Nickel and Martin Smolka. Much of her commissioning has focused on creating a body of new work for voice and tape/live electronics or, with duo partner Mark Knoop, for voice and piano. She is also recognised for breathing new life into existing works such as Milton Babbitt’s Philomel, Morton Feldman’s Three Voices and Gérard Grisey’s Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil. Her recordings have been released on labels such as Kairos, Hat Hut, NMC, HCR and Another Timbre. Juliet is the founder and artistic director of the eavesdropping series and symposium in London and co-director of all that dust, a little independent label for new music.
Newton Armstrong is a composer, electronics performer, and occasional builder of electronic musical instruments. Much of his work focusses on forms of music-making that emerge in the composed interactions between people, technologies, and their environments. He is a member of Plus-Minus Ensemble, and a founder and co-artistic director of the all that dust record label. He teaches at City, University of London.
This event will take place in the extension of the House which is accessible, with some limitations. The upper part of the ground floor extension area of the House is accessible for wheelchair users, and if you call in advance or ask at the information desk we can reserve an accessible seat for you.
Please note that we will be following the latest recommended government and university guidance for Covid-19.
We are not able to provide socially distanced seating. We advise ticket holders to wear a face covering. We will keep a close eye on the latest guidance and will update ticket holders if there are changes. If we have to cancel a concert due to Covid-19 you will be offered a refund. We recommend you take a Lateral Flow Test before attending a concert.
If you would like more information please email email@example.com.
If we have to cancel a concert due to Covid-19, a full refund will be issued.
Image: Juliet Fraser, photo: Dimitri Djuric