The Cornelius Cardew Concerts Trust

Concert of New Music for the original combination of Piano Duo and String Quartet
New and exciting compositions on the theme: Born to Society
Friday, October 6, 2017 from 7.30 for 8.00pm (refreshments served prior to concert)

Morley College Holst Room
61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT
Tickets are £8, available on the door

Performed by the Ivory Duo Piano Ensemble and the Quartet De Madrugada

This is the sixth annual concert in memory of James Allen, celebrating and inspired by the path of enlightenment and progress characteristic of the works of Cornelius Cardew.

New works by Alessandra Canepa, Michael Chant, Alison Doubleday, Elif Karlidag, Paul Sarcich, Seah Cheng Tat and Hugh Shrapnel

Audio recording
Cornelius Cardew was a renowned composer, musician and modern communist.

The Cornelius Cardew Concerts Trust celebrates the path that he was instrumental in opening up in the world of new music. We encourage composers to respond to a call for music that, like the music of Cornelius, is dedicated to the New, a living music that might have a beautiful, militant, human-centred character.

Cornelius Cardew was always a pathfinder, and it is well known that Cornelius, as well as being an outstanding musician and composer, became a leading political figure and communist. He was a champion of enlightenment and progress in the political, social and cultural fields, his life, ideas and music forming an integral whole.

Cornelius' greatest legacy, one might say, is of keeping in step with the requirements of the times in a manner that accepts no dogmatic rendering of reality or limitations on the human spirit and striving to contribute to the creation of a new world of socialised humanity.