Event news: Purcell and improvisation with Korean instruments

by Events Editor on 31 May, 2016

in Club Inégales, Event Notices, Experimental & Avant-garde music, Fusion music, Jazz, VoDs, Western classical music

King Arthur

I’m a fan of Peter Wiegold’s eclectic approach to music-making, and whether or not there’s any Koreanness involved at his regular venue, Club Inégales (where Kim Hyelim on daegeum is a frequent member of the house band), the music is always wondrous. So his reimagining of Purcell’s King Arthur, at the oldest surviving Music Hall in the world, with a band that includes two Korean musicians, is something I made sure I got tickets for. Make sure you do too. And also book for the improvisation session which follows the performance on the 15th. I hope my expectations aren’t too high, but when I get to the end of 2016 I wouldn’t be surprised if that evening is one of the highlights of the year.

King Arthur

Wilton’s Music Hall | Graces Alley | London E1 8JB
Tuesday 14 & Wednesday 15 June, 6.30pm | £15 | Book here

Peter Wiegold – director/composer/keyboards
Martin Butler – composer/piano
Notes Inégales
Academy Inégales
Alya Marquardt – soprano
Iestyn Morris – coutertenor
Gamin – taepyeongso
Murray Lachlan-Young – master of ceremonies
Chorale Inégales

Purcell’s magical semi-opera — a combination of myth, allegory and English history — is given a radical makeover. Reinterpreted, recreated and rearranged, Club Inégales fuse sumptuous orchestration and freewheeling improvisation creating a reimagining of Purcell’s masterpiece like no other.

Approximate end time: 7.30pm

Supported by The Worshipful Company of Musicians.

Club Inégales

Wilton’s Music Hall | Graces Alley | London E1 8JB
Wed 15 June 2016 | 21:00 PM | £12 | Book here

Peter Wiegold – director/composer/keyboards
Martin Butler – composer/piano
Gamin – piri/taepyeongso/saenghwang
Hyelim Kim – taegum flute
Notes Inégales

A fusion of traditional and contemporary Korean music with arresting improvisation.

Gamin

Unconventional music group Club Inégales recreate their bold, genre-fusing night at Wilton’s, the oldest surviving Music Hall in the world.

Bringing together musicians from across musical and cultural borders, the performance blends traditional and contemporary Korean music with arresting improvisation.

A collaboration between Gamin, one of the most celebrated performers in Korea today, and Notes Inégales, a group renowned for their alchemic approach to creating music.

Approximate end time: 10.00pm

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