Graham Fitkin: The Composer Plays

Graham Fitkin © Pure Gold

24th May 2019 - 8.00pm

Acapela, Pentyrch

Composer Piece Duration Listen
Graham Fitkin New work for prepared piano
World premiere
Graham Fitkin Scent 7'
Graham Fitkin Running and Breathing 5'
Graham Fitkin Piano Pieces 89, 91, 94 & 00 10'
Graham Fitkin Blue 7'
Graham Fitkin The Cone Gatherers 11'
Graham Fitkin Resistances 6'

The initial presentation of Graham Fitkin’s music at the Festival in the early 1990’s was often characterized by pieces for the uniform sonorities of the piano, solo pieces and multi-piano – especially six piano – pieces. This conscious artistic choice strongly influenced his early ouput. Over time, his work was increasingly sought after and this in turn fuelled a move to an increasingly broad range of instrumental combinations.

Throughout his artistic career to date, however, the piano has remained an important source of inspiration, sometimes eliciting a range of more thoughtful, darker-hued works than the bright lively pieces he is traditionally associated with. Having the composer perform them gives us a special insight into them and there is also no more fitting way to celebrate the finale of the 50th anniversary Festival than with the fascinating range of work on offer tonight from a composer whose long connection with the Festival we value so highly.

Please note: Acapela Studio is a former church. Seats at Acapela Studio – a mixture of tables and chairs, and seats in pews – are unreserved. Acapela Studio provides pre-concert dining between 6.00pm and 7.45pm from their wood burning pizza oven. All seating at tables must purchase a pizza. To book a table and tickets, please click “Book online” at the top right of this page.

Although there is disabled access to Acapela, due to the intimate nature of the venue there is no disabled toilet. Please contact Acapela Studio on 029 2089 0862 for further information. We apologise for this inconvenience.


Pre-concert talk

John Metcalf – Talk to mark the last night of the 50th anniversary Vale of Glamorgan Festival: New Music in Wales today and in the future.
7.15pm, Acapela Studio