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Cosy Nook with Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti

Thornton heath, 23/11/2019

Cosy Nook is very happy to welcome New York based composer and viola player Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti, before her Turner Contemporary concert (28/11/12) for her 20/19 project.

with Gabrielle Hb (bells, voice), Petri Huurinainen (acoustic guitar)
Peter Keserue (bells, voice), Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti (bells, viola, voice), Ed Shipsey (bells, voice), Emmanuelle Waeckerle (bells, voice).

For Cosy Nook Anne has chosen to perform a short solo work ko’u inoa (Hawaiian for ... is my name), followed by two works commissioned by The Noguchi Museum in New York (founded and designed by Japanese American sculptor and landscape architect Isamu Noguchi himself). Postcards II: Akari is inspired by Noguchi’s light sculptures, beyond the accident of time honors Noguchi’s never fully-realized project Bell Tower for Hiroshima (1950). The bells were provided by Tarik Haskic and Carole Chant.

Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti (Hawaii, New York) is a performer, composer, scholar and educator, recently appointed Curator of Music at The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC, Troy). As a composer, Lanzilotti is interested in translating sounds from everyday life onto traditional instruments using non traditional playing methods. Her compositions are characterized by the frequent use of field recordings and extended techniques for strings.

She has performed with contemporary music ensembles such as A Far Cry, Alarm Will Sound, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Ensemble Échappé, and Ensemble Signal. As a recording artist, she has played on albums from Björk’s Vulnicura Live and Joan Osborne’s Love and Hate, to Dai Fujikura’s Chance Monsoon. Her album ‘in manus tuas’ was released by New Focus Recordings in August 2019

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