Composer (and one-third of the progressive people band, Lau) Martin Inexperienced has created two new works for Opera North exploring the meanings behind our competition rituals. Inexperienced is a self-confessed Christmas curmudgeon, “I am not what I’d name a Christmas particular person”, he admits. “I really like individuals, music, doing stuff — however do I really like Christmas? I’m undecided”, and his two new works discover completely different sides to the competition.
At Harewood Home, his new sound set up Tannenbaum takes an outdated tune and explores the best way it’s used for the carol, O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) and The Pink Flag, utilizing recordings from a people session on the Waverley Bar in Edinburgh. The set up may be skilled as a part of Harewood Home’s Lengthy Dwell the Christmas Tree show.
Then on 17 December 2022 on the Howard Meeting Room (and 22 December at Sage Gateshead), Inexperienced’s Lighting the Darkish knits collectively people tunes, songs and carols with the story of a non secular journey from despair within the queue at Argos to a blazing, brass-led epiphany concerning the which means of the season and its traditions. To carry out it, Inexperienced shall be joined by pals together with Irish fiddle participant Ultan O’Brien of the band Sluggish Shifting Clouds and a brass trio comprising composer and improviser Laura Jurd (trumpet);, Danielle Value (tuba), and the sensible younger Glaswegian trombonist Anoushka Nanguy.
Full particulars from Opera North’s web site.