Friday 6 March 2015

9.00-13.00 and 14.00-16.30, Tryfan School, Bangor
WORKSHOP: COMPOSITION LAB
with members of the BBC NOW aimed at GCSE/AS/A level pupils

13.00, Commercial Unit, Deiniol Shopping Centre, Bangor
RECEIVE AND RETURN
BANGOR NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE

Alongside the art installation this concert is a musical reaction to some of the most pressing environmental issues of today. Student composers will be invited to write a piece that is directly inspired by the installation. The event will include a premiere of festival commissioned works by Katherine Betteridge, Ellie Davies, Sioned Eleri Roberts, Dan Song and Hedd Thomas together with a new piece by pupils from Ysgol Talysarn, Dyffryn Nantlle..

13.00-16.00, Powis Hall, Bangor University, Bangor
CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS
with GARETH JONES & NORTH WALES CAMERATA

14.30-16.00, School of Music, Bangor Universitybd-duo-bw[1]
WORKSHOP: IMPROVISATION IN COMPOSITION & PERFORMANCE
with MATTHEW BOURNE and STEVE DAVIS and university students

19.30, Blue Sky Cafe, Bangor
MATTHEW BOURNE (piano) and STEVE DAVIS (drums)

“Music with wit and intelligence, heart and soul” – The Guardian

Matthew Bourne and Steve Davis make up two thirds of the innovative piano trio, Bourne Davis Kane – and have worked together ever since the group’s inception in 2002 – producing a number of trio albums (and two with Paul Dunmall – the second of which is due for release later this year), as well as leading their own solo projects as performers and composers; as well as being in high demand as collaborators. Bringing to bear their shared musical empathy and considerable experience as improvisers, this is a rare chance to hear Bourne and Davis working together in a duo setting. Speaking about the trio’s 2010 release ‘The Money Notes’ The Jazz Man had this to say “Its humour is tempered with experimentation; its irreverence with impeccable musicianship. I can’t imagine ever tiring of it”.