rarescale Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary

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In celebration of 10 years of new works for alto and bass flute rarescale will be presenting 16 new works between 25th September and 5th October in a composition competition at the Royal College of Music and and a concerto gala in Shoreditch Church.

The Composition Competition is hosted by the Royal College of Music and features  two events:

Student Workshop: 25th September 2013, 10am-5pm approx,

Shortlisted works in the student category will be discussed and performed in a workshop under the guidance of rarescale’s Artistic Director, Carla Rees, and composer in residence, Michael Oliva These are:
Azlee Babar – Fluorepv (soprano, violin, bass flute & marimba
William Hunt – How Lonely (alto flute & piano)
Barry O’Halpin – two molluscs (flute & bass flute
Devon Tipp – Twenty Thousand Folds (alto flute & guitar)

Professional Category Competition Final: 27th September 2013, 7.30pm with the following works:

Antonis Anestis – Nights (bass flute, cello & piano)
Christian Baldini – Kingma and the Duke (bass flute)
Jon Jeffrey Grier – Attitudes (2 alto flutes)
Peter Nagle – Cantus (alto flute & drones)
Kala Pierson – Bright Curves (alto/bass flute)
Benjamin Tassie – Schwuh-eeet (bass flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, cello & electronics)
Marc Yeats – Strange and Artificial Echos (alto flute)


Tickets for all competition events are free and available here


Concerto Gala,  5th October 2013, 7.30pm
rarescale gives the world premiere of two specially commissioned concertos for alto flute and chamber ensemble, to celebrate both the 10th Anniversary and the gift to Carla of the new Kingma and Brannen Kingma System Alto Flute. The new works are written by rarescale’s composer in residence Michael Oliva, and Finnish composer Tomi Räisänen. Also in the programme is the premiere of Dan Kessner’s Tableaux for bass flute and guitar, and works by Sungji Hong, Bruce MacCombie and Paul Goodey.
Shoreditch Church,  Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JN. Tickets £10 available in advance from www.ticketsource.co.uk<