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Project Instrumental - New Commission

The new music ensemble, Project Instrumental, performs works inspired by the Passacaglia form including a new work that Robert has written to receive its Welsh premiere this evening. 

    Project Instrumental make their Cardiff debut exploring a 400 year-old form defined by variations against a repeating pattern. They connect three works written in the last 50 years in a Passacaglia-inspired programme that becomes the material for a live electronic set, itself a Passacaglia of the present. They perform Pärt’s mesmeric work in its version for two violins, Shostakovich’s powerful Chamber Symphony op.118a and Robert Fokkens’ neo concerto grosso-like work for string trio and string orchestra following hot off its world premiere in London. Sound artist, producer and DJ, Tpongle, concludes with a live set in response.     

8 December 2015, 19:00

Cardiff University Concert Hall