Last week Material were joined by OUT-TAKE Ensemble from Southampton to perform a set of pieces in the Ludo2017 conference at Bath Spa University. This is part of a developing collaboration between composers at the two universities, and it was great to perform together for the first time. In addition to new pieces by Oogoo Maia, Harry Matthews, Louis d’Heudieres, Ben Jameson, and James Saunders, the concert included a solo set by Blake Troise (PROTODOME) and Ricardo Climent. The videos are below.
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