Join Charlie Draper and Paul Jackson for a programme of original and adapted works for theremin, ondes martenot and piano by Messiaen, Rózsa, Milhaud, Rachmaninov, Bach and others. Ticketing details TBC.
Charlie Draper plays the theremin and ondes Martenot, two early electronic instruments distinguished by their haunting tones and unique modes of operation. He has performed with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra (playing the music of Danny Elfman), British Library (playing with Bruce Woolley's Radio Science Orchestra), WOMAD Festival, London ExCEL Centre, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and Pub, the Whipple Museum of Science, and his performances have featured on ITV, Channel 4, BBC 1, and BBC Radio 3.
Paul Jackson is director of Music and Performance at Anglia Ruskin. He is active as a conductor and pianist for the University, and directs the Anglia Symphony Orchestra, the contemporary music group Anglia Sinfonia and also Anglia Opera, which mounts bi-annual opera productions at the Mumford Theatre. His interests in early electronic and experimental music are reflected in pioneering performances of George Antheil's Ballet Mécanique and Percy Grainger's works for ensemble and Hammond Solovox.