Trio Atem (postponed)
This event has been postponed until 2020/21. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Pia Palme: HER VERY NOISE, HER GUISE (2017)
Nina Whiteman (1981): House of Mazes (2017)
Richard Whalley (1974): Misplaced Time Refound (2015)
Kaija Saariaho (1952): Mirrors (1997)
Nina Whiteman: Everything near becomes distant (2019)
Gavin Osborn: As curve beyond points to see (2017; new version for solo voice)
Trio Atem is one of the UK’s most exciting and dynamic contemporary music ensembles. With only a small number of existing works in the repertoire (Helmut Lachenmann’s temAchief among them), their principal commitment has been to commission new work for the unusual flute-voice-cello combination.
Formed in 2007, concert engagements since include Kings Place, York Late Music Festival, Bridgewater Hall (BBC Philharmonic Ink Still Wet series), Leeds University Contemporary Music Festival, The University of Manchester lunchtime concert series, Liverpool Hope University, Kingston University, and residencies at the RMA Student Conference, and Novars Electroacoustic Studios (The University of Manchester).
Trio Atem is also actively involved in work beyond the concert hall and traditional repertoire formats, exploring new avenues for the ensemble. This includes a series of ‘hypergraphic scores’ by artist Michael Mayhew: The Alchemy Collection (involving spatialised, mobile performances at the Whitworth Art Gallery) and a recent multimedia collaboration – Chthonic Mazes – created by trio members Nina Whiteman and Gavin Osborn.
In 2017, Trio Atem celebrated its tenth birthday with a series of newly commissioned works and a tour funded by Arts Council England.