UK and USA Summer Performances

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Hamilton’s work O.A.I.Rfor solo piano will be performed by Eliza McCarthy at the South Bank Centre on Saturday 25th June. Further information and tickets are available here.

 

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London Contemporary Orchestra will perform Hamilton’s music for roger casement at St.John at Hackney on Thursday 30th June. This concert will be presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch and will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

Tickets for this event are free, but dependent on application. You can read more about the concert and how to request tickets here.

 

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Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA takes place between 13 July and 30 July. Hamilton’s music for people who like art will feature as part of of Bang on a Can Marathon on 30 July.

Further information about performance times and festival passes is available here.

 

Dancehall by United Fall (Trailer)

How, Yeats wondered, can we know the dancer from the dance? It’s a good line, and an even better question. This new piece from choreographer Emma Martin, composer Andrew Hamilton, five dancers and three musicians sets out to explore the relationship between the dancer and the dancehall: the tension between what happens inside the body in response to musical stimuli, and what society imposes from the outside by way of convention and control.

Dancehall begins with the music, and the music at the beginning is skeletal: a chord on an electronic keyboard, held until it pulses with unexpected undertones; a heartbeat from the drum; flashes of cello so brief you wonder if you’ve imagined them. A dancer whose ultra-slow-motion movements recall the controlled fluidity of tai chi. – Arminta Wallace, The Irish Times