7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
2nd October, 2018
Returning to City, University of London, the site of their debut concert in 2017, An assembly presents an ambitious two-part programme of new works by emerging composers and artists. Field recordings and midi-instruments are internalised, vocalised and imitated by voices and instruments in Louis D’Heudieres’ Laughter Studies 6b, followed by a new work by the visual artist Rowland Hill, refracting reviews of Stravinsky’s Agon through sound and performance. The programme is completed by a new 40 minute commission from Charlie Usher.
An assembly are a group dedicated to contemporary and experimental music, installation and performance. Conceived as a large, open, and flexible group with no fixed line up, format or personnel, An assembly have appeared in many guises, tackling works from virtuosic ensemble scores to mass group readings, via text scores, graphic notation, long duration performances, one-on-one ASMR installations, physical performance, and wrestling. Founded in 2017 by the conductor/composer Jack Sheen, An assembly have been a featured ensemble on BBC Radio 3, London Contemporary Music Festival and NTS Radio.