Musarc folk meet on a midsummer day until dusk

Saturday 20 June 2015, 6–9.21pm
The Round Chapel
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Join Musarc folk at the Round Chapel for an evening of sound, music, food and society on one of the longest evenings in the year, and watch us reel a 200m long score into a spiral of singers.

Children go free.
Doors, bar and Helly’s Kitchen open 5.30pm

Durational pieces
Terry Riley, In C (1964)
Alvin Lucier, I am sitting in a room (1969)
Lin Chiwei, Tape music. Score for Musarc (2015) [Watch video]

Recent commissions
Neil Luck, Any’s responses? (2015)

Choral Music
Johann Sebastian Bach, Cantata 140 BWV Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (1731)
Henry Purcell, Funeral Sentences (1695)
Arvo Pärt, Zwei slawische Psalmen (1984/1997)
Meredith Monk, Earth seen from above (1987)
Einojuhani Rautavaara, Ludus verbalis für Sprechchor (1960)
Oliver Messiaen, O sacrum convivium! (1937)
Vaclovas Augustinas, Trepute Martela (1994)

Food by Helly’s Kitchen

Event info

Musarc first performed a choral (solfège) version of In C and Neil Luck’s Any’s responses with Melanie Pappenheim in March 2015 at MK Gallery, in response to the show How to construct a time machine. Lin Chiwei's Tape music is a participatory music project by the artist and has seen many performances by audiences and amateur ensembles all over the world since 2004. Musarc first performed Tape Music at Cafe OTO on 2 April 2015. On this occasion, we are performing a new score Chiwei wrote for the ensemble. Alvin Lucier's I am sitting in a room will be performed by Alex de Little and Joseph Kohlmaier.

Doors to the concert open at 6pm. The setup of the concert and auditorium will be informal. There is no fixed stage, and the seating arrangements will change as the evening progresses. The audience is invited to move around, use the chairs, balcony and floor to sit. There will be a number of short and longer breaks between pieces. The bar and food stall will be open all evening. There will be no additional lighting in the space and darkness will fall as the sun sets. The audience will be given candles to illuminate the chapel. The concert is expected to finish at sunset, which is 9.21pm on Saturday 20 June 2015.

Cathy Heller Jones

Creative concept
Joseph Kohlmaier

Stage direction
Melanie Pappenheim

Norbert Meyn
German language and vocal coach

Phillip Bell
Vocal coach

Simon Haynes

Organ – Martin Sanders-Hewett
Cello – Andrea Hess
Violin – Alan Parmenter, Diana Levitas, Maria Smith
Viola – Helen Sanders-Hewett
Oboe – Rachel Sanders-Hewett
Bassoon – Richard Griffiths


Musarc folk meet on a midsummer day until dusk
Saturday 20 June 2015, 6–9.21pm
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The Round Chapel

1d Glenarm Road
London E5 0LY



Musarc folk meet on a midsummer day until dusk

Saturday 20 June 2015, 6–9.21pm
The Round Chapel

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