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Andrew Cronshaw, Tigran Aleksanyan & Ian Blake 24 Jun Sands

PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:24 pm
by EleanorT
The next gig at Sands Films in Rotherhithe is this:

Andrew Cronshaw might be described as 'a doyen of the spaces between', playing a richly spacious-sounding electric zither, the rippling harmonics of a huge Slovak fujara whistle, chiming marovantele (his own double-sided Finnish kantele/Malagasy marovany hybrid), the soft-toned Chinese brass-reeded wind instrument ba-wu, and other instruments from the shelf marked 'what is that?' With Tigran Aleksanyan, Armenian master of his country’s heart-pausingly serene-sounding national instrument, the fat-reeded duduk, and the deep woody and soaring tones of Australia-based Ian Blake’s bass clarinet and soprano sax, the trio makes wide-screen, atmospheric new music drawing deep on the traditions of Armenia, Finland, England, Gaelic Scotland, Galicia, Serbia and other parts of Europe.

Andrew’s 9th CD “The Unbroken Surface Of Snow” (Cloud Valley, 2011) features all three of them (plus a contribution from Sanna Kurki-Suonio, singer in their quartet SANS)

The setting, the sofa-filled cinema of Sands Films, is the perfect venue for what will be a great evening of music. This trio has just come back from playing in a festival in Iceland.

The doors open 7.15. Music starts soon after 7.45pm. Tickets are 14 each and available online here: You get a tea/coffee included with the entry fee! No bar but couldn't be closer to the Mayflower Pub.

It's just two mins from Rotherhithe Overground Station.