Sebastiano’s composition Bead Music No. 1 for marimba will be performed by Bryn Bowen on 23rd January 2012 at Birmingham Conservatoire.
Bead music is a series of short tonal compositions for keyboards or tuned percussion, conceived using notes as if they were beads stitched onto textile. As the little spheres of different colour, shape and size create art craftworks, likewise notes of different values, dynamics and timbres form these compositions. Their sonority is intentionally delicate and consonant, their technique fairly simple, aiming to be played by students.
Sebastiano will also play with THE SUPERGROUP, a group of doctoral students who play modern reconstructions of forgotten pieces found through their research.
THE SUPERGROUP is:
Roberto Alonso Trillo, violin
Seán Clancy, alto saxophone and melodica
Murphy McCaleb, bass trombone
Sebastiano Dessanay, bass
Tychonas Michailidis, live electronics
Concert starts at 7:30pm in the Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire. Free Entry.