by Frank Denyer (World Premiere)
The Octandre Ensemble gives the first ever live performance of Frank Denyer's epic work, in collaboration with New London Chamber Choir, Consortium5, with percussionists and vocalists (coached by Linda Hirst) from Trinity Laban. Benjamin Marquise Gilmore features as solo violin. The performance will mark the release of our 2018 recording of the work for Another Timbre records.
The work involves 37 musicians with two conductors, playing a wide array instruments from all over the world and back into history, including Eunuch flutes, donkey's jaw rattle, fishing rod, crumhorn consort and various others.
Yshani Perinpanayagam, harmonium