December 1, 2017

‘Composition & Craft’
A first salon evening at the Forge, in association with Craft Central

Peter Sheppard Skærved – Violin/presenter
guest artist – jeweller Sylvia Edwards
guest artist – Mihailo Trandafilovski-Violin

A celebration of the links between making; between music and craft.
Extraordinary 17th century instruments playing music of their own time and ours. New music responding to the artists at work at Craft Central, and by living composers. Dialogues; conversation with jeweller Sylvia Crawford, talking about her work and inspiration.
Meet the artist, meet the composers.

This event is inspired by the extraordinary archiecture and acoustics of the ‘The Forge’, which was part of the Victorian iron shipbuilding industry. After the decline of shipbuilding, The Forge was part of the box girder bridge building industry which exported bridges across the world. Manufacture finally ceased in the 1950’s. Although some alterations have been made to the structure, much of this exciting building remains intact.

Hafliði Hallgrimsson – Paul Klee Studies (world premiere)
Judith Bingham-The Lost Works of Paganini (2014)
Roger Redgate-Caprice 1 (world premiere)
Mihailo Trandafillovski-‘Colours/Limits’ and ‘Arc-en-Ciel’
David Matthews- ‘Sibeliad’ & ‘Three Chants’ (world premiere)
Sadie Harrison- ‘Tarab’ for Two Violins (World Premiere)
Nigel Clarke-Pernambuco (1994) & Loulan (2003)

And works by composers from the 1600s including Biagio Marini, Henry Purcell. Nicola Matteis, and more

Played on instruments by NIcolo Amati, Antonio Stradivari

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