Transmission is a new occasional contemporary music series taking place in the beautiful surroundings of St. Catherine’s Church on Telegraph Hill in South East London. Our aim is to present explorative and thought-provoking concerts which feature exceptional performers and composers in a welcoming and inclusive environment. For our first concert we present a multi-keyboard extravaganza featuring pianos, toy pianos, reed organs, pocket pianos, harmoniums, homemade electronics and more. The programme features John Cage’s rarely heard classic Music for Amplified Toy Pianos alongside explorative works by some of the most inventive composers working in London and beyond today.
When: Saturday 14th November, 7.30pm
Where: St Catherine's Church, Pepys Road, SE14 5SG (easily accessible via the London Overground or Rail services to Brockley, New Cross Gate and Nunhead. A cash bar will be available at the venue. Programme Patricia Alessandrini: Étude d'après Scarlatti Ed Bennett: Crazy Legs / Gothic John Cage: Music for Amplified Toy Pianos Michael Finnissy: Sonata for Toy Piano Lauren Sarah Hayes: Patience Daria Kwiatkowska - Spin John Lely: Four Reed Organs / Pocket Pianos Nye Parry: New Work (premiere) Domenico Scarlatti - Sonata in D minor, K.10 Arlene Sierra: Painted Bunting Performers: Mira Benjamin (toy piano, percussion, reed organ) Ed Bennett (toy piano, percussion, reed organ, pocket piano, melodica) John Lely (toy piano, percussion, reed organ, pocket piano) Nye Parry (Indian harmonium, electronics) Xenia Pestova (piano, toy piano, percussion, reed organ)