The Egyptian Contemporary Music Ensemble (cond. Rossen Gergov) will perform Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s Secret Theatre and the Egyptian première of Luke Bedford’s Igor, The Bird Who Couldn’t Sing on 19 February. The concert takes place at the Ewart Memorial Hall in Cairo.
Birtwistle on Secret Theatre: “What I do is something I call instrumental role-playing … I don’t write an actual piece and then add a number of instruments – it is more like a play with persons that way, how they sound and what they say.”
Harrison Birtwistle: Secret Theatre
for chamber ensemble | 28'
Luke Bedford: Igor, The Bird Who Couldn’t Sing
for narrator, clarinet and piano
19.02.2014, Ewart Memorial Hall, Cairo; Neveen Allouba, speaker; Egyptian Contemporary Music Ensemble, cond. Rossen Gergov