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Trilling evening promised as bird song is showcased.

NEW music showcasing bird song from Wales will be performed at the Cardiff University Concert Hall by three piano virtuosi next Tuesday. Urban Birds for Three Pianos with percussion and sampled bird song is the latest work from Dr Arlene Sierra, senior lecturer in composition at the Cardiff University School of Music.

Dr Sierra said: "Urban Birds is a piece that juxtaposes natural and electronic sources in an extended pianistic sound world showcasing three formidable soloists.

"It combines harmony, rhythmic drives and sounds from nature to engage musically with one of the central preoccupations of our time: our relationship with the natural world."

Recordings of birds that range throughout Wales - the blackcap, the skylark, and the cuckoo - form part of the musical texture, with samples functioning as integral musical elements.

The Cardiff concert brings together keyboard soloists Clare Hammond, Xenia Pestova and Kathleen Supove who will play material that imitates and answers the recorded bird song.

The concert will begin at 7pm.

Tickets can be booked on 03700 10 10 51, or online from www.ticketsource.co.uk/cardiffmusic Urban Birds was commissioned by the INTER/ actions Festival of Interactive Electronic Music, part of Bangor University's School of Music.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Mar 13, 2014
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