A work by Andy Scott will be used for a dance performance for the first time, when Nemesis, a duo for soprano saxophone and marimba, will be played in London this month.
The performance by saxophonist Simon Haram and Julian Warburton on vibraphone will accompany a specially choreographed dance by Eleesha Drennan, performed by Annabeth Berkeley, Annamarie Keskinen and Kenny Wing Tao Ho at The Place on 27 and 28 February. The programme will also include music by Mark Bowden, Graham Fitkin, John Woolrich and Iannis Xenakis.
Composed between 1996 and 1998, Nemesis is a three movement work in a contemporary classical style with jazz and Latin influences. The second part includes a short improvised section with an alternative notated solo. Nemesis was recorded by Rob Buckland and Simone Rebello on the CD Towards the Light. An alternative version for flute and guitar was recorded by Paul Edmund-Davies and Craig Ogden on The Bad Tempered Flute, a CD of Andy Scott’s works for flute.
Simon Haram is much sought after as a recitalist and ensemble player, appearing with many leading ensembles and orchestras. He was appointed Principal Saxophone of the London Sinfonietta in 1997. As a soloist, Simon has appeared with many of the UK’s top orchestras and has given several world premieres. He is Professor of Saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music.
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