Eccentric Melodies

8 May 2022, 2pm

Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

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Birmingham Performance


BCMG are incredibly proud to bring together composers from all over the world.

Oliver Knussen who sadly passed away in 2018 was Artist in Association at BCMG for over a decade, he was incredibly concise in his compositions and discussed what it really means to write new music. It is thanks to him we have a close relationship with composer Elliot Carter, whose works with Oliver Knussen and BCMG have been critically acclaimed. Before our world changed last year, we had the extraordinary pleasure of premiering Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s latest work, ...when falling asleep and are thrilled to be continuing this special relationship. We make these connections through the melodies we make.

Join us for an immersive experience with very special audience participation, in the two creative cities of Birmingham and Bristol.



Stephan Meier Conductor    

Elliott Carter (b.1908)  Canon for Four (1984) 6' 
Con leggerezza pensosa - Ommaggio a Italo Calvino (1990) 7’
Oliver Knussen (b.1952)  Secret Psalm (1990) 5’
Eccentric Melody (1998) 3’   
Charlotte Bray (b.1982)  Trail of light (2008) 2’
Guillaume de Machaut​​ (b.1300)  Ma fin est mon commencement (< 1377) 4’
Sir Harrison Birtwistle (b.1934)  Hoquetus David (1969) 4’
  Arrangement of Machaut’s motet (1300)
  Duet 4 (2000) 2’
  Roddy ′ s Reel (2009) 7′