UpClose Debut For Brahim’s Solo Cello Piece
Posted on March 17, 2012
Young Anglo-Morrocon composer Brahim Kerkour is about six months through his residency as Manchester Camerata’s first composer in residence. He’s been working with the orchestra as part of the ‘Embedded’ scheme run by Sound and Music.
Manchester Camerata has a long standing relationship with Sound and Music – the national agency for the promotion of Contemporary Music and Sound Art.
Through SAM’s Embedded project – Manchester Camerata appointed Brahim Kerkour as its first composer-in-residence. As part of the scheme Brahim has been spending the season working across a range of the orchestra’s on and off stage activity, as well as composing a number of works for the orchestra.
The first of these – ‘Moment Translucent’ – an Octet inspired by Franz Schubert’s famous 1824 Octet, was performed as part of the Lancaster International Concert Series in January, and in February at St Nicolas Church in Thorne and at the Coronation Hall in Ulverston.
His next piece – a solo cello work is currently in preparation and will be performed as part of Manchester’s UpClose series on Wednesday 16 May 2012 at the Anthony Burgess Foundation. Brahim will also have an orchestral work performed at the Bridgewater Hall on Saturday 26 May 2012.
Brahim says, “Its been a terrific experience so far. Camerata and SAM have been really supportive, and along with the structure of the residency, the conditions have been ideal for pursuing a long term creative endeavor. The orchestra’s music making is inspiring, and I’ve been gaining a lot from my interactions with staff, musicians, audiences, and learning participants”.