Tuesday 2 September 2014 / Door 8pm, music 8:30pm / Tickets: £7 adv / £9 on the door

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Summer is behind already, with its fun moments hanging out in Darmstadt beer gardens! But dry your tears, the blessed islands of the new Kammer Klang season are in sight, with exciting sounds aplenty! Our September concert will open fire with our first 'Fresh Klang' set, in which will be presentend a short work by a new artist at the beginning of each night, this time with a new work by Andy Ingamells. This will be followed by Distractfold Ensemble presenting pieces by Anna Clyne, Mauricio Pauly, Santiago Diez-Fischer and Rodrigo Constanzo.
In our second set, cellist and electronic composer Oliver Coates will play on three differently tuned cellos with electronics. He will play music from Towards the blessed islands to launch an Autumn album tour, including Laurence Crane's Raimondas Rumsas and David Fennessy's The room is the resonator. He will also play LOVE by Mica Levi (from the Under the Skin OST) and The clouds flew round with the clouds by Larry Goves, alongside music by Messiaen and Xenakis. Ed Finnis will be there for the electronics and Simon Hendry for the sound. Oliver Coates' album was described as "an itinerant love letter to the instrument, an album of deep resonance and fleeting harmonics" (The Wire), and having "subtly devastating results" (The Guardian).




Andy Ingamells


Anna Clyne - Rapture (2005), for amplified clarinet and tape
Santiago Díez-Fischer - Far off (2012), for string trio
Mauricio Pauly - Its fleece electrostatic (2012), for violin and guitar pedals
Santiago Díez-Fischer - La mujer, el vidrio, el jardín primitivo (2013), for amplified trio (clarinet, cello and percussion)
Rodrigo Constanzo - (2013), for snare drum, microphone and DMX lights

Distractfold Ensemble

Rocío Bolaños, clarinet
Linda Jankowksa, violin
Emma Richards, viola
Alice Purton, cello
Rodrigo Constanzo, percussion and electronics



Towards the Blessed Islands

Larry Goves - The clouds flew round with the clouds
Laurence Crane - Raimondas Rumsas
Olivier Messiaen - Oraison
Mica Levi - LOVE (from the soundtrack of Under the Skin)
Iannis Xenakis - Kottos
David Fennessy - The room is the resonator




"Did you think that the New was a little treat that would come at the end of your well-rounded three-course meal of the Ordinary, the Normal, and the Classic? Then Andy Ingamells is like the proverbial packet of cigarettes that many a parent buys for their children and makes them sit and smoke until finished. Ingamells, and those who follow him into his work, take the same gamble. You will either (and most likely) lose your taste for it altogether, or if you stick it out, you will come out on the other side hooked for life like a true believer.” (Jeremiah Runnels, composer)

“Sheer menace” (David Pollock, The Scotsman)


Distractfold Ensemble in Darmstadt, photography by Daniel Pufe

Distractfold is a young and exciting ensemble that is establishing themselves as a strong, fresh, and daring voice in the UK music community.
The group specializes in instrumental, acousmatic, and hybrid music of the 21st century, written by composers of this new generation. They have productive collaborative links with the Architectural Association in London, resulting in concerts at the Roca Gallery in London, Matadero in Madrid and the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale. Distractfold also hold a quarterly residence of self-produced concerts at The International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester, where they have hosted guest performances from the Mivos Quartet, the Noise Upstairs and Lê Quan Ninh.
The ensemble was one of four groups invited to perform at the 47th International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt as part of the Young Ensembles Boost! Project, creating an international platform to showcase new collaborations and established pieces. For this purpose, the ensemble has received the Arts Council UK International Artist Development Fund.
Distractfold won Darmstadt’s most prestigious award - the 2014 Kranichstein Music Prize for Interpretation.


Oliver Coates

Description of the live set:
Following the release of his debut album Towards the blessed islands Oliver Coates presents a special new live show for cello and electronics. The melting of acoustics in music such as The room is the resonator for cello and Max/Msp processing sits alongside the micro-tonal polyphony of Xenakis' Kottos, while a new arrangement of Messiaen's Ondes Martenot 1937 electronic piece Oraison makes a case for the early secular version of a work which was to become the ecclesiastic central movement of the Quatour pour la fin du temps.
The Wire magazine described the album as "an itinerant love letter to the instrument, an album of deep resonance and fleeting harmonics." The Guardian reviewed it for having "subtly devastating results", "like a message delivered over a sea wind." Oliver has now bridged the pieces of this set with transition sequences based on generative Euclidean rhythms, which permutate rotations of reverse-sampled pizzicato chords in minimalist patterns. This material comes from his early collaborative album with Leo Abrahams, Crystals are always forming.
Much of the new album was recorded in train stations at night, a tomb, and a number of different resonant sites in Scotland.

Oliver Coates' position as an Artist in Residence at Southbank Centre in London has lead him to the forefront of curating and performing unique arts events which have built entirely new audiences for live music. It culminated in him winning the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award 2011. Reflecting upon this he decided to explore principles of context and sound, working on a self-produced album to be released on 12-inch vinyl as the first release for new imprint PRAH, part of Moshi Moshi records run by Stephen Bass. In 2013 he worked with field recordist Chris Watson, using music by Britten and environmental sounds for a project in Suffolk. His other major performing collaborations have been in intimate settings with Steve Reich, Jonny Greenwood, DOOM, Oren Ambarchi and Mira Calix. These encompass notated music, drone, improvisation, glitch and interactions with live electronics. From an early age, Oliver studied the cello repertoire alongside experiments with guitar footpedals and cutting up samples on computer. In the last two seasons he has performed concertos in China, Brazil, Holland and UK with Britten Sinfonia, Aurora Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Neojiba Youth Orchestra of Bahia.



We are pleased to announce that Tom & Laurie from Slip Discs will be present to play some music during the intervals as well as present some of their records and offer mailing list sign-up!

Slip Discs is an experimental record label based in the UK releasing music which negotiates the fringes of contemporary instrumental and electronic music in extremely limited, handmade runs.

Since 2012, the label has focused on rallying a growing community of idiosyncratic artists, curating live performances ranging from intimate instrumental settings to basement clubs. Showcases play with the implications of the spaces they occupy in a sincere attempt to expand their basic function.

On record and/or live the label have hosted (in alphabetical order):
Leo Abrahams, Bass Clef, Tom Bayman, Chaines, Oliver Coates, Dori Deng, Mark Fell, Hana Fujimoto, David Futers, Larry Goves (a.k.a. GOVES), Heatsick, Mica Levi (a.k.a. Micachu), Tom McKinney, MFAAH, Mira Calix, Alex Mitchell, Aisha Orazbayeva, Aaron Parker, Quentin Haas, Sam Quill, REFUSENIK (a.k.a. Arturas Bumšteinas), Tom Rose (a.k.a. TCR), Conor Thomas, Laurie Tompkins, Ian Vine, and Matthew Welton.

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Kammer Klang gratefully acknowledges support from PRS for Music Foundation.