Auricle Ensemble: The City

Auricle Ensemble
28 January, 2013
20.00 (2 hours)
The City
Venue: The Dissection Room
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Ticket Price: £12.00 / £10.00 (£8.00 for under 26, with ID)

The Auricle Ensemble performs live alongside a showing of seminal documentary ‘The City’. Produced for New York’s 1939 World Fair, it was written by Lewis Mumford who was greatly inspired by Scot, Sir Patrick Geddes. Aaron Copland’s accompanying score has been described as “an astonishing missing link not only in the genesis of Copland’s Americana style but in American music and cinema” (LA Times). Actor Crawford Logan narrates live alongside twenty musicians directed by Chris Swaffer. The evening concert also features premieres of Copland’s ‘Quiet City’ (original version), ‘Sprawl’ by Steve Forman and an introductory talk.

 

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Narrator: Crawford Logan

Conductor: Chris Swaffer, Auricle Ensemble

Directed and Photographed: by Ralph Steiner and Willard Van Dyke

Writer: Lewis Mumford

Music: Aaron Copland

USA 1939, 120m inc interval, N/C 12+, English

Thanks to Summerhall, PRS for Music Foundation, Boosey & Hawkes and the Aaron Copland Fund, Naxos, Architecture+Design Scotland, CMM Architects Glasgow, Kevin Murray Associates, Prof Stuart Gulliver at University of Glasgow.