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Luca Luciano (clarinet) performs Messiaen and works from his new CD Fragments

When
Monday June 4, 2018 at 13:10
Where
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Tickets
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Sequenza II for clarinet - Luca Luciano
  2. Abîme des oiseaux, from Quatuor pour la fin du temps, 'Quartet for the end of time' - Olivier Messiaen
  3. Study on quarter tones, for clarinet - Luca Luciano
  4. Study on microtonal trills and tremolos, for clarinet - Luca Luciano
  5. Homage to Puccini, for clarinet - Luca Luciano
  6. Homage to Poulenc, for clarinet - Luca Luciano
  7. Fragment No 6, for clarinet - Luca Luciano

This performance is part of a UK tour of churches and cathedrals and presenting music informed by Luciano’s research on extended techniques and new music for solo clarinet featured on his albums. The Sequenza has been inspired by a famous line of Gustav Mahler “A symphony must be like the world, it must embrace everything” and includes sections of music notated or “composed in real time” where a “sequence” of propositions are developed by the musician during the piece. Luciano tries in this remarkable journey to embrace all styles of music he loves in an imaginative tour around the world from Western European music to Afro-American or folkloric music of Southern of Italy, from contemporary classical music with chromatic and angular-shaped lines to heartfelt melodies. Along with a masterpiece from last century (by Olivier Messiaen), the programme also features music from the new album including two studies part of Luciano’s 'Introductory Method to Extended Techniques', two homage pieces recently premiered at Cambridge University and the European Clarinet Festival and one of his fragments premiered at St Martin in the Fields for their New Music Series.

Former clarinet professor in the UK and internationally recognized for his groundbreaking contributions to contemporary music, he debuts at the age of twelve at a prestigious hall of his home town Naples. Introduced as “the new voice of the clarinet” on the front page of De Klarinet magazine, Luciano graduated from the Conservatoire of Salerno (Italy), has been awarded the Fellow status at the Higher Education Academy (UK) and, according to the Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain, he has “established himself as the friendly face of contemporary clarinet”. Described by the BBC Radio as “one of Europe’s leading exponent of jazz clarinet”, his repertoire also embraces Brahms, Stravinsky, Poulenc, Berio. He has held many master-classes, has regularly premiered his music at St Martin in the Fields London and CambridgeUniversity, has performed at the South Bank Centre (recording live for BBC Radio at the Royal Festival Hall), Edinburgh Festival, American Cathedral Paris. His solo albums have received much critical acclaim in three continents.

Masterful Clarinet! Luca is a noted Italian clarinettist and composer based in London, having developed an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso around the UK and overseas via recordings and concert hall appearances” (The Musician).

Free recital (retiring collection)


Venue
St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
London
London
W1J 9LL
England
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