Apartment House was created by the cellist Anton Lukoszevieze in 1995. Since then it has established itself as the leading British exponent of avant-garde and experimental music from around the world. Apartment House performances embrace radical elements of avant-garde and experimental music creating a wide range of acoustical and theatrical situations within which volatile and stimulating performances occur. The seeds of the Apartment House repertoire stem from the hard-core European avant-garde, the joyful anarchy of The Scratch Orchestra, and the exploratory nature of experimental music.
Apartment House’s performances have included many UK and world premieres of music by a wide variety of composers. Notable portrait events have featured composers Christian Wolff, Luc Ferrari, Dieter Schnebel, Christopher Fox, Laurence Crane, Helmut Oehring, Clarence Barlow, Philip Corner, and Richard Ayres.
Named after the semi-theatrical mini opera piece for cello, piano and voice, Vanitas by Salvatore Sciarrino, the group recently formed in order to perform this rarely heard work, and also to give first performances of specially commissioned works by young British composer Morgan Hayes. The success of their initial concert was such that the group is continuing to bring to light rare pieces of 20th and 21st century music for this combination, and to commission brand new works from the youngest British compositional talent.
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We are delighted to team up with Sound and Music to release this collection of works that were recorded between 2004-2006 as part of the Contemporary Voices scheme and are now held as part of the British Music Collection.
For more information about all the works in this 8 volume series visit www.nmcrec.co.uk/digital-discoveries