Sunday 18.3 at 4pm: Andrew Bentley’s piece “Z to S” by Rank Ensemble

Dear friend of Arkadia, You are heartily invited to a performance by Rank Ensemble of Andrew Bentley’s piece “Z to S” on Sunday 18.3 at 4pm. Rank Ensemble is a Helsinki-based quartet devoted to new music and free improvisation. With a unique line-up of guitar, harp, French horn, piano and electronics, their activities focus on improvisation on the one hand, as well as works from the contemporary music repertoire which include elements of improvisation, or otherwise expanded roles for the performers. James Andean, electronics etc. Elena Kakaliagou, horn Solmund Nystabakk, guitar Saara Rautio, harp Welcome! Warm regards, Ian www.arkadiabookshop.fiEntrance is free and green tea will be offered. A donation of €2 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. Andrew Bentley: Z to S ‘Z to S’ reflects a process of making the instruments speak, by finding relationships between “voiced” and “unvoiced” sounds. In essence, the work is about finding poetry inside sounds and making sounds function like poetry.Andrew Bentley (b. 1952, Fleetwood, UK) is a composer, sound artist, performance artist and teacher. He has taught electroacoustic music and music technology for 35 years at universities in Finland and England, and is currently teacher at the Centre for Music & Technology of the Sibelius Academy. He performs electroacoustic music with many well known Finnish musicians, and electroacoustic performance art as a duo called Son Panic with Juhani Liimatainen.