Performances of Receiving the Approaching Memory


University of Huddersfield

18:45, Monday 1 December 2014
St Paul’s Hall
HD1 2RD Huddersfield Yorkshire
United Kingdom

Aisha Orazbayeva and Mark Knoop premiere Bryn Harrison (external link)’s measureless exploration of memory alongside Feldman (external link)’s contemplative duo.

Morton Feldman For John Cage 198275
Bryn Harrison Receiving the Approaching Memory 2011-12*40

Codex Purpureus

20:00, Sunday 29 March 2015
Cafe OTO (external link)
18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston
E8 3DL London
United Kingdom

An evening of Salvatore Sciarrino (external link)’s string and piano trios, the London premiere of Bryn Harrison (external link)’s monumental violin and piano piece and a new violin duo by Alex Hills.

With Aisha Orazbayeva and Eloisa Fleur Thom violins, Jennifer Ames viola, Anton Lukoszevieze cello, and Mark Knoop piano.

Salvatore Sciarrino Codex Purpureus 198310
Alex Hills The Chromatic Sedition 20146
Salvatore Sciarrino Piano Trio no. 2 198715
Bryn Harrison Receiving the Approaching Memory 2011-1240


Decontamination #8

20:00, Tuesday 22 November 2016
Carole Nash Recital Room (external link)
M13 9RD Manchester
United Kingdom

Joanna Bailie Artificial Environment No.8 2012-1318
Bryn Harrison Receiving the Approaching Memory 2011-1240

Receiving the Approaching Memory

Principal Sound

16:00, Saturday 17 February 2018
St John’s Smith Square (external link)
United Kingdom

The music of Schubert occupied a very special place in the musical imagination of Morton Feldman (external link). Here Mark Knoop pairs Feldman’s last work for solo piano with a late Schubert impromptu. He is then joined by Aisha Orazbayeva to perform music by Bryn Harrison (external link), whose subtly shifting textures extend Feldman’s language into the 21st century.

Franz Schubert Impromptu in C minor opus 90/1 D899 18279
Morton Feldman Palais de Mari 198624
Bryn Harrison Receiving the Approaching Memory 2011-1240



21:30, Thursday 23 May 2019
Music Research Center (external link)
San Leonardo Theater
Via San Vitale 63 Bologna

Bryn Harrison Receiving the Approaching Memory 2011-1240

The Fabric of Music

Kettle’s Yard

20:00, Thursday 23 January 2020
Kettle’s Yard (external link)
Castle Street
CB3 0AQ Cambridge
United Kingdom

Bryn Harrison (external link)’s music is an everchanging texture built from beautiful shards of flickering sound, reminiscent of Morton Feldman (external link), his main influence, whose own works were often inspired by the mesmerising patterns of Persian carpets. Simplicity is also at the heart of the Canadian Linda Catlin Smith (external link)’s music, and with Aisha Orazbayeva and Mark Knoop, we have two towering musicians who perform these pieces with robust commitment but immaculate delicacy.

Linda Catlin Smith With Their Shadows Long 199713
John Cage Six Melodies 195012
Morton Feldman Spring of Chosroes 197718
Bryn Harrison Receiving the Approaching Memory 2011-1240
first performance