Please join us for an evening of experimental and contemporary music by the UK's Apartment House.
For over 20 years the UK group Apartment House has been captivating audiences with its performances of experimental and contemporary music. The group has performed all over the World, from Moscow to Melbourne and from Sao Paulo to Vilnius, and is a firm feature on the British concert scene, with regular performances at Café Oto, London Contemporary Music Festival and a residency at the Wigmore Hall. Apartment House is the most frequently featured UK ensemble in the history of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and its John Cage portrait concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London won the group a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for outstanding contribution to Chamber Music.
Cellist and inter-disciplinary artist/composer Anton Lukoszevieze is one of the most diverse performers of his generation and is notable for his performances of avant-garde, experimental and improvised music. Anton has given many performances at numerous international festivals throughout Europe and the USA (Maerzmusik, Donaueschingen, Wien Modern, GAS, Transart, Ultima) and BBC Radio 3. Deutschlandfunk, Berlin produced a radio portrait of him in September, 2003. Anton has also performed concerti with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at the 2001 Aldeburgh festival, the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at the Tectonics Festival, as well as performances with contemporary vocal ensemble Exaudi and King’s College Choir, Cambridge. He is notable for his use of the curved bow (BACH-Bogen), which he is using to develop new repertoire for the cello. From 2005-7 he was New Music Fellow at King’s College, Cambridge and Kettle’s Yard Gallery. Anton is the subject of seven films by the renowned artist-filmmaker Jayne Parker and recently featured in Crippled Symmetry by artist Beatrice Gibson. From 2003-14 he was a member of Zeitkratzer and in 2008 made his contemporary dance debut with the Vincent Dance Company in Broken Chords, Dusseldorf. Anton has premiered and commissioned new works for cello by a multitude of contemporary composers, including Christopher Fox, Gerhard Staebler, Amnon Wolman, Kunsu Shim, Laurence Crane, Richard Ayres, Phill Niblock, Sven Lyder Karhs, Jennifer Walshe, Claudia Molitor, Rytis Mazulis, Arturas Bumsteinas, Ricardis Kabelis, Juste Janulyte, Richard Emsley, James Saunders, John Lely, Tim Parkinson, Alwynne Pritchard, Peter Eotvos, Egidija Medeksaite, Joseph Kudirka, Benedict Drew, Bryn Harrison, Joseph Kudirka, Mathew Adkins. Karkheinz Essl, Zbigniew Karkowski and Reinhold Friedl. As a composer his work has been performed by Exaudi, Mark Knoop, Rhodri Davies, Jennifer Walshe and Apartment House. In June 2009 he was awarded the ‘Millennium Star’ medal, for services to Lithuanian culture, by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. In 2012 he was awarded a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for outstanding contribution to chamber music.