Cardew at ICA on YouTube

On 22 November 2009, a bunch of us got together to play some Cardew pieces at the ICA in London, as part of a conference on Cardew.

First, there’s a performance of Autumn 60, conducted by John Tilbury:

Second, we did Cardew’s The Great Learning, Paragraphs 3 and 6, directed by Dave Smith:

This is a good chance to see some of the British experimentalists in action: Dave Smith standing on a chair to announce The Great Learning, John White on euphonium, Chris Hobbs on laptop, Richard Ascough singing on P. 3, and the others. Enjoy!

Smith 10th Piano Concert in London

We got the following from Dave Smith:

Dear all

It’s some way in the future, but I thought I’d give advance warning of the
1st performance of Dave Smith’s  10th Piano Concert at 6.30 on Friday 7th
September at Schotts Recital Room, 48 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F

It consists of 75 pieces, each of which lasts about a minute. 42 were
written a few years back and 33 more were added in the last few weeks.

Best wishes!


If you haven’t experienced one of Dave’s Piano Concerts, and you’re anywhere near London, then this is definitely the place to be.