My concert picks for April in London:
Full-on Varèse, new sounds at Kings Place, and a good selection of contemporary and still-in-progress opera around town.
Exploring Sound and Time, Monday 12 April
Music by Harrison, Saunders and Xenakis
Exposure at ROH2:
Two alternating programmes of opera snapshots from recent works, new works and works still under construction.
London Sinfonietta Varèse 360° Weekend
Complete works of Varèse over 16/18 April
Max de Wardener, Nick Ramm and Dave Price, Monday 26 April
Featuring Harry Partch instruments including a 12 foot replica of his bass marimba, prepared autoharp and microtonal synths tuned to just intonation.
American Experiments, Thursday 29 April
Celebrating the works of John Cage, Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff and Frederic Rzewski
Plus two opera productions coming up:
Ades' Powder Her Face
April 26 through May 7th
Henze's Elegy for Young Lovers
April 24 through May 8th
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