Percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie to put on ‘mind-enhancing’ concert

Evelyn Glennie

Evelyn Glennie - Credit: Archant

Music for violin and vibraphone isn’t exactly standard repertory.

So when the world’s best-known percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie met the young, dynamic violinist Hugo Ticciati at a workshop in Sweden, there was nothing obvious for them to play together, even though they felt a strong professional rapport.

The only solution was to commission something.

And the result gets its first UK performance this month at Kings Place – given by Glennie and Ticciati with the Swedish cutting-edge contemporary ensemble O/Modernt.

Written by jazz-pianist/composer Jill Jarman, it’s called “Mindstream:” a title that relates to Buddhist practices of living in the moment, in a constantly evolving state of being.

As Ticciati explains, “the work combines the extemporary feeling of improvising with funky, driving rhythmic sections. At some points it floats in a timeless vacuum of sound. At others, it’s driven by the inner motor of change”.

Programmed with other mind-enhancing new works and – perhaps oddly – Tchaikovsky’s String Serenade in C (which may just enhance your mind as well: who knows?), it plays Wed 27, 8pm. Details:

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