London Music. Yuval Avital At LimeWharf.
Saturday, 07/02/2015, 5 pm at LimeWharf, Vyner Street, London: A rare opportunity to see internationally revered composer, Yuval Avital, performing solo guitar & live electronics in London for one evening only.
Yuval Avital, considered as one of Italy’s major voices in the contemporary & experimental music scene. Born in Jerusalem, living in Milan, his works spread from huge sonic events for numerous performers to demanding orchestral and chamber compositions, from Icon/sonic operas which include classical performers, multi media together with traditional carriers of ancient cultures, to highly technological projects, involving scientists, artificial intelligence and live sonic elaborations.
Yuval is a highly acclaimed guitar player, performing both classic & electric guitars. Graduated in the Jerusalem music Academy and later studying with Angelo Gilardino, (former president of the Andreas Segovia foundation), Avital has performed worldwide in venues such as the National Conservatory of China Beijing, Centre Pompidou Paris, Palazzo Reale & Teatro Nuovo Milan, Quinta da Regaleira Palace Portugal. He has performed numerous world premieres for solo guitar, many of them written and dedicated to him, but since 2007 he been dedicate his concerts to perform only his own original music and for chosen collaborations such as his duo with Palestinian composer & oud player Wisam Gibran. His works and concerts were broadcasted among others, in SKY CLASSICATV (as part of a documentary film on him), CCTV China, Radio 3 (Italy), Radio France, Kol Ha Musica (Israel), WQXR & Classical Guitar live (USA) and many others.
Located in the heart of East London’s creative quarter on Vyner Street, LimeWharf welcomes both artists and scientists to collaborate in residencies, think tanks gatherings and stimulating exhibitions. Founded by creative radical Thomas Ermacora, the space aims to engage with the public and local communities through a series of participatory exhibitions and sensory events tackling various and diverse topics ranging from DIY ethics and sustainable practises to cutting-edge technologies.
In Summer 2014, Ermacora also opened Machines Room, a maker space to host incubation sessions for open source design solutions using distributed manufacturing applicable in developing contexts.