Chamber Ensemble, Purcell Room
Morrison, The Times excerpt
24 November 1986
University of London's 150th year was celebrated here with a refreshing
parade of the here-and-now, rather than a veneration of ancient
glories. Every note in this concert was penned in the last decade,
and all by composers commissioned at some time by the music department
of Goldsmiths College.
preparation and expertise of the dozen players in the Goldsmiths
Chamber Ensemble, under Edward Gregson's direction, was exemplary
throughout the evening.
closed with Gary Carpenter's exuberant musical diary of his two
years in Germany, Die Flimmerkiste ("The Magic Lantern"
- also, apparently, the name of an interesting bar in Krefeld).
A surrealist procession of, if my arithmetic is correct, 67 miniature
movements, it dazzled with its pungent pithiness.
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