ROAM: Evening Showcases
20.00-20.30 | GayBird Leung & Zephyr Quartet (Hong Kong/Australia)
They’re from Hong Kong and Australia. But tonight in Rotterdam: Leung Kei-chuek, aka GayBird, and the genre-defying Zephyr Quartet. GayBird’s work takes music beyond listening by combining visuals, technology, programming, craftsmanship and the visual arts. Zephyr is also no stranger to experiments in composition, technology and improvisation. Together they will rock your world with a genre-defying, dynamic cross-art-form programme. Skilful, unique, intriguing music from other worlds.
20.45-21.15 | Tricia Dawn Williams (Malta)
Born in Malta, of Irish and Welsh descent, the pianist Tricia Dawn Williams’ dedication to contemporary music, multimedia and new technologies transforms her recitals into an interdisciplinary performance. Video-art, electronic music and extended piano technique all play their part: Williams is one of the first concert pianists to collaborate with developers and composers on the application of motion-capture technology. An interface on her arms allows her to manipulate and trigger electronic music live during her concerts and in tonight’s performance of #TRANSITION, hear a portrait of the avant-garde piano across a whole century.⠀
21.30-22.00 | Clarinet Factory (Czech Republic)
Creating music for film, theatre, dance – sometimes even for the concert hall – Clarinet Factory has done it all. Their style is pure ‘NEXT’. It hovers between contemporary and classical, jazz and world, but also featuring electronic and multi-genre elements. In this short performance they guarantee to show off everything which has made them so special: as they describe it their ideal of ‘music without borders’. This is also the Dutch debut for the three clarinetists and bass clarinetist who won the Instrumental category award at the International Songwriting Competition.