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Kristina Warren Trio

  • Thu, 15 Dec 2016
  • 7.30 PM - 9.30 PM
  • Tickets: £5/£4

Join us for a evening of music with AKA, an improvising & electroacoustic collective featuring musicians from the US, Ireland & Canada.

First performing at the Atlantic Centre for the Arts (Florida) in May 2016, AKA is comprised of musicians exploring the depths of their respective instruments through acoustic and electroacoustic means. Sculpting sound from prepared piano, fixed media and live electronics processing, AKA creates otherworldly soundscapes and improvisations in close collaboration.

AKA is comprised of Liverpool-based electroacoustic composer and improvising vocalist Kristina Warren, who  is joined by Canadian guitarist Amy Brandon with Irish contemporary classical composer Ailís Ní Ríain on piano.

Kristina Warren:

Kristina Warren is an electroacoustic composer and improvising vocalist based in Liverpool UK. Her creative work, including her graphic and text scores and her voice-electronics performance practice, explores choice, process, communication, and time. Warren's compositions have been selected for performance at events such as Electroacoustic Barn Dance (EABD), International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Irish Sound Science and Technology Association (ISSTA) conference, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF), and the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the US (SEAMUS) conference.

Ailís Ní Ríain (piano):

Born in Cork, Ailís Ní Ríain is a contemporary classical composer and writer for performance who aims to produce work that challenges, provokes and engages. A regular collaborator with artists in other artforms; her artistic interests are diverse and include music-theatre, chamber music, installation and mini-opera. Her music has been performed at the Purcell Room, The Royal Festival Hall, The National Concert Hall in Dublin, Carnegie Hall in New York as well as featured on BBC Radio 3. She is represented by The Contemporary Music Centre of Ireland. In 2016 she was awarded the prestigious 50K Paul Hamlyn Award for Artists.

Amy Brandon (guitar):

Sculptural and evocative, Canadian guitarist Amy Brandon's compositions have been described as 'mesmerizing' (Musicworks Magazine) and 'a wondrous and mysterious landscape .. an intricate dance of ancient and futuristic sounds' (Miles Okazaki). Holding degrees in jazz guitar performance and composition, she is currently completing an interdisciplinary PhD in music cognition at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her debut CD 'Scavenger' (2016) was recently nominated for 'Classical Recording of the Year' by Music Nova Scotia.

Image courtesy Kristina Warren Trio

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