25 Brook Street was the home of George Frederick Handel; the house next door was once the London residence of Jimi Hendrix.
Following an invitation from composer in residence Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian, I’m delighted to be performing live in Handel’s former home which is now a museum. I’ll be there with my music machines, performing a response to the history of these fascinating buildings. This event is part of Cevanne’s Eyemusic season. Here are some more details from the Handel House website:
Inspired by Renaissance ‘Augenmusik’ (where music notation mixed with art) Cevanne has opened her music programme to visual perspectives. From synesthesia to theatre; costume to public image Cevanne builds on her last sell-out series, with new themes, featuring actor-writer Jessica Hynes, the EFG London Jazz Festival, and the première of the final Handel House commission.
Sound Structures with Sarah Angliss
What better place to start ‘seeing music’ than with those who construct, and deconstruct, instruments – the generators of sound? Composer, performer, roboticist and historian Sarah Angliss brings her electroacoustic inventions to respond to the history of Handel House. The domestic setting of Handel’s music room is perfect to set off the uncanny designs Angliss builds around ‘homely’ objects. Following last year’s première, Crewdson and Cevanne will also demonstrate, with costumier Fumbalinas, a new piece of ‘wearable music technology’.