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Music for You – Unlikely Instruments

Pamelia Stickney (Teremin)


Informal concerts designed for families.

The last four editions of the Music for You mini-concerts, which have been taking place since 2013, have all dealt with specific themes related to the programme: Erudite Music, Jazz, World Music and Pop Rock.
For the 2016/2017 season, we propose a somewhat different kind of programme: Unlikely Instruments, in which musicians from various parts of the world share their inventions in the multidisciplinary universe of experimental and electronic music, building new instruments with a powerful visual component and sound sculptures.
Once a month, we invite musicians to play for 30 minutes, and, at the end of their performance, to answer questions put to them by a curious public. The concert offers a moment of intimacy based on the proximity of the audience to the performance, in which the musicians offer their knowledge and experience of music to children and adults alike, in order to satisfy all of their curiosity.

A co-production with Sonoscopia

Pamelia Stickney (Theremin)

Pamelia Stickney began playing piano at the age of two and, since then, no one has succeeded in slowing down the rapid advance of her thirst for creativity. She moved on to the violin, followed by the viola and cello, until she had grown big enough to play the double-bass. But all of this became secondary when she discovered the theremin, one of the most peculiar instruments ever invented. Pamelia rapidly became one of the world’s most sought after theremin players, performing live and recording with such diverse musicians as David Byrne, Simonne Dinnerstein, Kontrapunkt Ensemble of the Vienna Musikverein, Yoko Ono, Grace Jones, Otto Lechner, Arthur Blythe, Seb Rochford, Sebastien Tellier, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones and, more recently, with the Cape Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jung-Ho Pak.

21 January, 2017 | 18:00
Luís de Freitas Branco Room
30 minutes + conversation
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