Ingrid Culliford discusses and demonstrates the use of new and extended techniques for flute in a lecture/recital.
It is on Friday, February 16, 7pm at Prince Edward Auditorium, Wanganui Collegiate School.
How can a flute mimic the sounds of a hump-back whale?
Or copy the inflections of Japanese shakuhachi or the koauau? How does a composer create the atmospheric first stirrings of springtime, with shimmering and fleeting wisps of sound?
Ingrid Culliford will take you on a journey of just over an hour, through the early development of extended techniques for flute and their use in the music of recent years.
She will discuss and demonstrate techniques such as note colouring by use of alternative fingerings, multiphonics (playing more than one note at a time), and singing while playing, with examples from the contemporary flute repertoire. In addition, you will hear music for flute with computer generated backing by Ross Harris, New Zealand’s Arts Laureate, and Steve Reich’s glorious Vermont Counterpoint, where a solo flute (also piccolo and alto flute) plays to the accompaniment of 11 flutes on a backing track. American composer Reich is one of the most influential composers of the minimalist movement and his famous Vermont Counterpoint is a most colourful and energetic mosaic of musical fragments, woven into a whole.
While living and working in London for several years, Ingrid made a name for herself as an exponent of contemporary music, both as a member of the C20th music group, Lontano, and the London Sinfonietta. She has given multiple premiers of pieces especially composed for her and for Lontano, recorded frequently for BBC Radio 3 and toured extensively throughout Europe and the Americas. On her return to New Zealand she continued her work in contemporary music as a member of the Auckland based 175East with whom she recorded for Concert FM, again giving many premieres of New Zealand and international composers. Some of the music she will introduce in was written for her (John Elmsly, Susan Frykberg) or premiered by her (Ben Hoadley).
Proceeds will go towards the Whanganui Exploratory Music School weekend of workshops, part of the Open Artist Studios weekend, March 23-25.
Door sales only (no eftpos) — adults $20, seniors $15, students $5