Date(s) - 11/05/2017
20:00 - 21:30
The Old Church
CONCERT: WORLD MUSIC – EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN – IMPROVISATION
Lingua Franca Ensemble visit the UK for the second time, now with their long-awaited debut CD “EPHEMERA”.
The ensemble creates and performs music influenced by the modal music cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean and beyond. Lingua Franca Ensemble have recently released their debut album EPHEMERA which comprises of their own compositions and features the guest artists Mr. Kudsi Erguner (UNESCO Artist for Peace) and Mr. Niti Ranjan Biswas.
Among the highlights of the ensemble’s musical endeavour are the honorary prize “Soul of the Devotees” for their Excellence in Performance at the 10th Sharq Taronalari International Festival in Uzbekistan (2015) and the selection and participation at the TEDx University of Piraeus, Athens (2016).
The ensemble has performed in festivals and venues specialized in Classical, Roots and World music including St Ethelburgas Centre (London), Ossietzky University (Oldenburg), Gasteig Concert hall (Munich), Gruener Salon (Berlin), Houdetsi World Music Festival (Crete) and Rialto World music festival (Limassol), among others.
With their charismatic playing, their fresh and truthful approach to tradition and their open engagement with new music, the quartet has been successful in reaching a wide and varied audience of listeners.
Listen to their music here: www.linguafrancaensemble.com