Nancarrow Karaoke

12th Nov 2021
Location: University of York Music Department, Rymer Auditorium
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Internationally acclaimed composer and mezzo-soprano Loré Lixenberg presents Conlon Nancarrow’s Studies for Player Piano – the rhythmic complexities of which famously outstrip the ability of human performers – in her own unique arrangement for voice. She combines pre-recorded parts in surround sound with a part that she sings live to produce a multifarious and immersive experience. As Lixenberg explains, ‘when you perform the rolls “live” you get the mechanical inevitability of the pre-recorded voices with the visceral excitement of witnessing someone attempting the dizzying complex polyrhythms in the moment.’

University of York Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 1.30-4.00pm


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