FIRST EVENT! JUNE 14th 18:00 OBRA, MALMö
SUBCHAMBER ENSMBLE is a new musical project established by musician, film composer and sound artist Nathan Larson with cellist Gerda Holmquist. The ensemble involves a rotating roster of classically trained musicians in the area that are active, but might not directly be connected to the conventional orchestral platforms. Inspired by the enigmatic composer La Monte Young and his minimalistic musical explorations as well as by Alice Coltrane’s ever evolving cascade-like flow of acoustic sound, this first performance will feature harp, strings, bassoon, tuned metal drums, electronics and cassette tape manipulations/ loops.
Larson, Holmqvist and company will perform this previously unheard configuration in one of the rooms at the ‘Vagnversktad’, a building designed and built in 1913 for industry purposes in Malmö’s ‘Västra Hamnen’ (the city’s west harbour) by Axel Stenberg who had drawn and built the previous year the iconic film theatre ‘Victoriabiografen’.