I just received an email from the Royal College of Music's KeyNote emailing list, announcing what's probably going to be the creamiest crop of the season. The concert features a couple percussive pieces from Iannis Xenakis, Greek engineer by education, architect by profession, turned composer after a period working in the workshop of French architect supreme Le Corbusier. His compositions merge stochastic processes and architectural forms into complex amalgamations of sound events to challenge even the most open minded listener.
Friday 11 February | 7.30pm | Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall
Freiburg Percussion Ensemble
RCM Percussion Faculty
IANNIS XENAKIS Claviers from Pleiades
DIETER MACK Jonico
KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN Zyklus
MARK APPLEBAUM Straitjacket
IANNIS XENAKIS Oeaux from Pleiades
NICOLAUS A HUBER Herbstfestival
Tickets are £5/£10 and can be purchased from https://www.boxoffice.rcm.ac.uk/
In case you don't get out much, the RCM is just behind Imperial College, between the student Union and the Royal Albert Hall.