Hellens Manor Concert Series
Hellens is one of the most prestigious venues to make music and we are very honoured to be part of their concert series.
"The concert concept was imagined by Martin Bills and Yanna Zissiadou as a way of offering audiences a programme of melding different styles of music imperceptibly, so that music flows without boundaries."
Performing Martin's 'Night Songs' are two extraordinarily versatile sopranos: Wendy Nieper and Eve Loiseau. View Martin, Wendy and Eve's biographies
Martin Bills, who is now based in Shanghai, is an award-winning composer, guitarist, jazz improviser and pianist. He composed 'Night songs' 20 years apart and what I find fascinating is that Martin wants to show the evolution of his compositional technique and the passion of the younger Martin juxtaposed with the more sophisticated and complex older Martin. It was very easy to fall in love with the songs on first hearing/playing. I am excited about performing them with Wendy and Eve in August. They are deeply moving and transcendent. I totally agree with Martin that their sound world is ethereal and iridescent.
Martin is currently composing a piece that all performers will play at the end to celebrate this collaboration. A great way to end such a fabulous concert!
Animo Commissions Premieres
Animo will be celebrating five new premieres of commissioned pieces written by our 2020 composers whose works will be recorded on our 'Animo two' CD.
This is a very ambitious project which we hope will give us 25 new repertoire pieces by 2024.
We believe that this concert will enthrall you! We hope to see you there and we can't wait to share our 'new music' with you.
We look forward to seeing you on the 2nd August 2020!
Where to get tickets
Tickets for this event are available online at:
Animo one now available