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Cosy Nook with Thea Mesirow & Aaron Foster Breilyn

Thornton heath, 14/12/2019

For the last Cosy Nook of 2019, we are very happy to welcome New York based Thea Mesirow & Aaron Foster Breilyn for the 5th and last concert of their Actualizing Communities European tour (Amsterdam, Berlin, Düsseldorf, London).

Performed by:
Stephan Barrett (clarinet), Aaron Foster Breilyn (gongs, melodica, otamatone), Martin Clarke (saxophone), John Eyles (saxophone), Chris Hill (alto recorder, ukulele), Peter Keserue ( melodica, objects), Thea Mesirow (cello), Alfonso Spina (percussive objects), Sebastian Sterkowicz (acoustic guitar, bow), Emmanuelle Waeckerle (ektarat, voice), Mirei Yazawa (trumpet, movement)

The Programme for this concert is:
Meditation XI (Pauline Oliveros), some and else where (Emmanuelle Waeckerle), The Propogation of Dust (Jeff Brown), servation in abeyance (Aaron Foster Breilyn), Do we still have time? (Antoine Beuger).

With this project, Thea Mesirow and Aaron Foster Breilyn wish to explore the effect that community, audience, and space have on the performance of contemporary music. They have commissioned four new pieces by Antoine Beurger (Dusseldorf), Jeff Brown (Berlin), Emmanuelle Waeckerle (London), and Aaron Foster Breilyn (NYC), played alongside pieces by Eva Maria-Houben, Pauline Oliveros, and Reiko Füting. The program is performed in each commissioned composer community thus reinforcing the communal aspects of performance.

Thea Mesirow is a cellist who performs contemporary and classical music, as well as rock, pop, musical theatre, and recording for film. As both a soloist and collaborator Thea has worked with the likes of Michael Pisaro, Evan Ziporyn, Christopher Adler, Reiko Füting, Annie Gosfield, and Sofia Gubaidulina.
A member of Quartet121, The Nouveau Classical Project, Artists by Any Other Name, one-half of Berrow Duo. She is a strong advocate for women in music.

Aaron Foster Breily, is a composer and performer whose music often focuses on the tension on the tension and politics in musical situations. He is the co-founder and co-director of the ‘co-incidence festival' in Boston.

Thea and Aaron are New York based, have been collaborating for 7 years and met when studying at California Institute of the Arts.

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