KC LAB @ the Korzo Theatre 10 December 2012

Everything that is uncommon and unexpected is business as usual at KC Lab. During these evenings which have been programmed by the students themselves, composition students of the Royal Conservatoire The Hgue and those from other instrumental departments perform their newly written pieces.

The 10 December concert started with a solo piano work of Assaf Gidron, a tranquil piece which is a study into arpeggios of constantly shifting and sliding intervals. Mosaico, Autopoiesis & Nebula composed by Darien Brito was next. A piece of three parts performed by a ladies qaurtett: Cornelia Zambila (violin 1), Floor le Coultre (violin 2), Estela Briceño (viola) and Anastasia Feruleva (cello). Next on stage were soprano Elisande Pujals and bassguitar player Ilya Ziblat Shay performing Samenzijn (Togetherness) which piece Corné Roos wrote for them to celebrate their marriage. With singing by Elisande mostly in the upper vocal registers perfectly harmonized with her husbands guitar play.

After the intermission the stage was set for three percussionist (Klára Andrlová, Ruben Castillo del Pozo en Wen Hsin Chen) playing Between East & West by Petra Strahovnik. A gifted composer Petra again surprised with her piece glueing together electronic music with percusion music growing in passion and energy. The spAce in between is a tranquil piano solo piece, performed by Eva Szalai, in which the "gaps" between the notes are of infinite inmportance. In Cristiano Melli's I - Juca Pirama for small orchestra, conducted by Larysa Haradkova, two instrumentalist were positioned left and right behind the conductor. And there were two positioned high up into the stand. The next to last piece was a composition by Juan Albarracin entitled Faster than the speed of love. With a porminent role for clarinet player Stefan Guirten and flute player Marion Causse. And with James Hewitt replacing Pilar de Sena as second violinist. Very adventurous music. But the biggest round of applause drew the piece Anaparastasis I - The Baritone by Jani Christou, with soloist Michalis Paraskakis (baritone).

See the video's of all but one (the first piece) of the mentioned performances in my channel.