The Strand Contemporary Music Series (Concert 4) – Jamie Elless and Terra Invisus
25th January 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The fourth concert of an exceptional new series of five dates of contemporary music at the beautiful candlelit venue of St Mary le Strand. A unique opportunity to experience new and innovative works by some of the UK leading contemporary music artists. St Mary le Strand is an outstanding and intimate venue, well suited for musical performance. There are also many bars and restaurants nearby to complete your evening.
Jamie Elless and Terra Invisus present an evening of new music for clarinets, cello and piano alongside arrangements of European folk music and songs by Connan Mockasin.
Alex Lyon – Clarinets & Voice
Rebecca Burden – Cello & Voice
Milda Vitartaitė – Piano and Voice
Three days (2022-3) live premiere for trio
i. I used to dream about falling down an endless sand dune
ii. I stood in the middle of the carriage and watch life stream past on both sides
iii. I touch my nose when I’m a bit nervous (and it rubs off my foundation)
Rain Game (2023) for solo piano – Jamie Ellness (World premiere)
Bog Dance (2023) for solo cello – Jamie Ellness (World premiere)
Sphere Music (2023) for solo clarinet – Jamie Ellness (World premiere)
The Butterfly (trad.) for trio and low whistle
Kristallen den fina (trad.) for voices
A Sailor’s Life (trad.) for trio, low whistle and voices
Momo’s (2018) – Connan Mockasin for trio and voices (arr. 2023)
About Jamie Elless
Jamie Ava Elless (b.1998) is an interdisciplinary composer, performer and designer from Birmingham, currently based in London. She draws inspiration from medieval European music, worldwide folk traditions, ambient and drone music, sonic storytelling, and queer liberation politics. She often blends experimental notation and graphic design practices with a collaborative approach to composition to create scores that explore the natural, the ethereal and the mysterious. Recently her music has been workshopped and performed by: Britten Sinfonia; Riot Ensemble; Psappha; Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra; Terra Invisus; Delia Stevens; James Banner; Steph Clark; and Rebecca Burden. Jamie completed her BA and MRes degrees in Music at the University of Nottingham, studying as a Henry Thomas Mitchell vocal practice scholar under the supervision of Elizabeth Kelly and Duncan MacLeod. As a Gareth Neame scholar at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, she completed an Artist Diploma with Distinction in 2023, studying composition with Laura Bowler, Ed Jessen, Dominic Murcott and Gwyn Pritchard, and harpsichord with James Johnstone.
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