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Jack Sheen: Each one cancels the last (Hector)

18.1.22. Blackheath Halls, London

Our second collaboration with Jack Sheen will be to make a video recording of his installation, Each One Cancels the Last, in collaboration with Trinity Laban.

The spatialised work is scored for septet (Octandre) and a string orchestra, comprising Trinity Laban students.

Click here to read our interview with Jack Sheen.

Guitar, Flute and 'Cello Trio

1.10pm, 22.10.21. Online, (streaming from Brunel University)

The Octandre guitar trio plays a programme curated by composer and Octandre guitarist Sam Cave, featuring the music of Cave, Mason, Saariaho and Takemitsu.

You can watch the livestream on the Brunel University livestream page for free, here.

Frank Denyer: Broken Music CD recording

10-12.12.21. Menuhin Hall, Cobham, Surrey

We return to the Menuhin Hall in December, to record a CD of work spanning 50 years, by Frank Denyer.

Works will include two pieces from the Unison series (1972-3) and Broken Music (1990). Find out more about Frank's music in our short documentary film, made by Suhail Merchant.

Octandre Ensemble gratefully acknowledges support from PRS Foundation and RVW Trust for this project.

Sinan Savaskan: Many Stares...

Spring/summer  2022

In 2022, we will realise some new Modules from Sinan Savaskan's Many Stares through Semi-Nocturnal Zeiss-blink, with support from the PRS Foundation's Composer's Fund. 

Savaskan's conception is fascinating. There are 360 possible modules of this work, all highly distinctive, yet belonging totally to the whole. In 2014, we played Module 30, which went on to win a BASCA Composer's Award. Listen here.

Find out more about this strikingly individual composer on our portrait page.

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