Auckland-based composer Warwick Blair will return to London this spring in a live performance alongside his very own Warwick Blair Ensemble featuring musicians from both UK and his native New Zealand.
Performing at Club Inégales (1 June), the concert will provide a unique insight into the work of the 'enfant terrible' of contemporary Antipodean music.
Hailing from New Zealand, Warwick Blair has a reputation of one of the most eminent composers New Zealand has produced in years. Having studied under Louis Andriessen and Iannis Xenakis, Blair’s music fuses classical and indigenous traditions with electronics in a mesmerizing minimalistic soundscape. He will examine the concept of memory, with the ability of the mind to retain certain information and yet reject other selective memories has fascinated the composer for many years. His performance will become his personal explorations of a musical palette that draws on various seemingly opposing genres or styles, creating a compelling and challenging soundscape.