Accordionist Frode Haltli performs on 25 April at East London's Wapping Power Station, a unique venue transformed from an abandoned hydraulic station to a lively art space and restaurant.
As part of spnm’s Hindsight series, curated by Rolf Hind, four of the world’s most exciting solo performers stretch their instruments to the limits and fill the amazing space with new acoustic and electronic sounds. The programmes include new music by international composers and works written especially for the events by the UK’s best up-and-coming composers from the spnm shortlist.
Norwegian accordionist Frode Haltli has pioneered new sounds for his instrument both through partnerships with leading composers and through his work as an improviser. His work covers contemporary classical, jazz and folk idioms, and his debut album Looking into Darkness (ECM) received rave reviews, winning the Norwegian record industry’s award for ‘best contemporary music album’. His programme at Wapping contrasts the intimate, eccentric and theatrical qualities in works by Helmut Oehring and Claudia Molitor with Magnar Aam’s tranquil, soaring textures and Magnus Lindberg’s tour de force, Jeux d'anches, which will reverberate dramatically around Wapping’s cavernous space.
Frode Haltli finishes the series of concerts, following three other celebrated performers:
Frances-Marie Uitti, Cello: 4 April
Piers Adams, Recorders: 11 April
Evis Sammoutis, Guitar: 18 April
Tuesday 25 April, 8pm
Wapping Hydraulic Power Station
London E1W 3ST
Tickets on the door: £10 (£7 concessions)
In advance from Ticket Web: £9 (£6 concessions)
Series discount on all 4 events from Ticket Web: £30 (£21 concessions)
To book a table in the restaurant, call 020 7680 2080. Food served 6pm-8pm and after the concert.