Andrew Lewis’ Straatmuziek will be performed at the International Society for Contemporary Music section at World Music Days in Tallinn, Estonia, on Wednesday 8 May. It is one of two works representing the Wales section of ISCM, and will be performed by the Finnish ensemble Defunensemble.
About Straatmuziek, Andrew Lewis says:
Straatmuziek began life as a recording of a squealing escalator I encountered late one night in The Hague, connecting the deserted elevated tramway with the equally deserted street below. Each time the escalator completed a loop, it intoned the same melancholy song, which appeared to obey its own arcane and other-wordly rules of melody and harmony. It seemed to me to be a perfect example of how strange beauty can often emerge from the apparently lifeless and mundane, much as the human spirit transcends the inert matter that contains it.
Composers Edition is proud to present this and other works by Andrew Lewis available for purchase through our website.
Wednesday 8 May, 5pm
Defunensemble – Artistic Diretor Sami Klemola
Programme includes Straatmuziek, by Andrew Lewis, also works by Hana Ajiashvili, Perttu Haapanen, Nicole Lizée, Jan Martin Smørdal, Kotoka Suzuki and Arash Yazdani.
Kultuurikatel aka Tallinn Creative Hub, Taplin, Estonia