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29 May 2013

Featured video - Thomas Meadowcroft's Cradles

Featured video - Thomas Meadowcroft's <em>Cradles</em>

The world premiere performance of Thomas Meadowcroft's Cradles, for percussion duo and Wurlitzer E-piano, recorded at the 2013 MaerzMusik Festival at the Haus Der Berliner Festspiele. Percussion/Revox: Eugene Ughetti (artistic director of Speak Percussion), Matthias Schack-Arnott and Thomas Meadowcroft (Wurlitzer E-piano).

The composer writes:

'Cradles is a utopic lullaby, to help put treasured analogue musical equipment to bed. The work takes its inspiration from the sensuous, tactile relationship between a performer and his or her instrument. The piece is dedicated to Speak Percussion for whom it was written, and to Julian Burnside, whose generous financial support made the commissioning of the work possible.

The work was co-commissioned by MaerzMusik and Julian Burnside.

Further links

Thomas Meadowcroft - AMC profile
Thomas Meadowcroft - homepage
Speak Percussion http://speakpercussion.com/

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