Ansien: Part Two

John Bence & Concanenda

Bristol electro-acoustic composer John Bence joins forces with Cambridge chamber choir Concanenda to present the world premiere of Ansien, a transformative new music experience that finds sound travelling and morphing in innovative ways.

Ways of listening and the distinctions between acoustic and digital realms become reframed and reinvigorated across two of Bristol’s finest venues, as day becomes night across the

For part two, we follow Bence to the intimate auditorium of The Cube Cinema, where he presents a live electronic reimagining using samples of Concanenda’s Part One performance recorded earlier that day. Bence’s unique performance concept is an exploration of how music can be transformed in different contexts, and how electronics can completely redesign recorded sound.

Bence will be joined by  Ashley Paul, who is an American performer/ composer, currently based in London. Her intuitive process integrates free form song structures with a focused approach to sound and clatter. A complexity of instruments including  saxophone, clarinet, voice, prepared strings, bells and percussion create a delicate palette, uniquely her own. For Bristol New Music Ashley performis as a trio with Ben Pritchard (guitar, voice) and Olan Stephens (guitar, voice, electronics).

To find out more about Part One, click here

Joint tickets for the St George’s and Cube performances are available for £10 (plus fees) from the St George’s Bristol box office.

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