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Cutty Sark
Date and Times Tuesday 18 June 2024 | 7.30-9.30pm
Prices General admission: £15 | Members and Under 25s: £10

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"Below the thunders of the upper deep... 
The Kraken sleepeth"

The Kraken, Alfred Tennyson

Trinity Laban Contemporary Music Group presents the final of the Daryl Runswick Composition Competition alongside a new work by Trinity Laban composition professor, Dr Amir Konjani. The unusual and yet beautiful sea monster-like Kraken Harp designed by Konjani will take centre stage at Cutty Sark for the premiere of his new work for Kraken Harp and ensemble, with esteemed harp soloist Gabriella dall’Olio.
"The Kraken Harp was inspired by images of lilies, rib cages and an ancient Persian form of the harp called a Chang. One advantage of this design was that I could make each string/lever separate notes meaning that one could play Bb and B simultaneously in different octaves. The harp projects most of its notes through its wide tentacles, spatialising the field of sound to produce a kind of stereo" - Dr Amir Konjani.

Image of a kraken harp, a harp with pipes connected to the strings


Trinity Laban student composers (Final of the Daryl Runswick Competition for Composers) | Seven new works for electric harp and ensemble
Amir Konjani | New work for Kraken Harp and ensemble


Trinity Laban Contemporary Music Group
Trinity Laban Harp Department
Gregory Rose Conductor
Gabriella dall’Olio Kraken Harp

Performance times:

7pm Doors open
7.30 - 9.30pm Performance including interval


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