Leafcutter Live :
» I hope you are all well and happy, January is turning out to be the most busy of all time so forgive my slightly late notice for these concerts this weekend.
First up: I’ve been working with 5 extraordinary musicians from the BBC Symphony Orchestra on a piece to be performed after the Jonathan Harvey Concert at the Barbican this Saturday the 28th Jan.
The piece uses lot’s of live sampling and manipulation of the instruments, you can see us rehearsing in MV2 at Maida Vale (above). There will also be pieces written by Guildhall School students and after, a live set by yours truly. Full details of the days events are given HERE
My piece and all the students pieces will be performed from 10pm in the Barbican Foyer (down stairs) and it’s FREE ADMISSION. If you would like to go and see the Jonathan Harvey concert at 8pm I’ve organised a discount, all you have to do is quote ‘LEAFCUTTER’ when booking by phone (020 7638 8891) or in person at the Barbican Booking office and you’ll get a ticket for £5 (+ booking fee if using phone).
The second concert is the day after wards and is at the Southbank Sunday 29th January. It features a new device I have made which makes music from light, or more precisely uses changing light to control sounds… Blah every way I can think of describing it falls short. Anyhow it looks a bit like this, but very animated and pulsing like a swarm of happy fire flies.
The show starts at 7:45, I’ll be playing solo and a duet with Olly Coates on cello. The night promises to be very special, Olly has put a lot of thought into the staging and scheduling! The night also features singer Olivia Chaney accompanied by Jordan Hunt, poetry by Matthew Welton and a new unaccompanied cello work by Christopher Mayo.
for more info http://leafcutterjohn.com/