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Cosy Nook with Bin Li

Thornton heath, London, 21/09/2019

with Cameron Howe (viola), Petri Huurinainen (bowed acoustic guitar), Bin Li (qin), Alex Nikiporenko (keyboard, melodica), Sebastian Sterkowicz (bass clarinet), Emmanuelle Waeckerle (shruti box), Mirei Yazawa (trumpet).

For the 9th Cosy Nook and to celebrate Autumn, we welcomed New York based composer and artist Bin Li. His recent work explores the immateriality of sound and its derivatives. His open scores have been realized in Klangraum (Düsseldorf), Inner Field (Brooklyn), Gänsemarkt (Hamburg), A Place to Listen (Victoria B.C) and The Unseen Festival (Denver). The scores are published by Edition Wandelweiser.

For Cosy Nook Bin has chosen to perform with a traditional chinese instrument the Qin, a recent multimedia work I am also here (qin, voices, video), as well as new solo and ensemble works based on the American national anthem, america is hard to hear (qin) and to hear (qin, voices, various instruments) for which he was joined by performers from the London experimental and improvised music scene

Bin holds degrees from the Jacobs School of Music and the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. His notated music has been performed at international festivals and venues including Aspen Music Festival, the Avantin Suvisoitto, the Bargemusic, the Tenri Cultural Institute, the Palais Montcalm, the Spectrum NYC, by the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Multilaterale among others.

Live recording of to hear (2019) here

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