About the work
First performed by CoMA London Ensemble at Kings Place on April 22nd 2010
‘Strange Set takes its name from a series of concerts – given by the Irish new-music group the Crash ensemble – entitled Strange Folk! Strange Set is a short, highly charged dance piece based on extractions from Irish Set dancing: rhythmic patterns reflecting the contraction/expansion of movements, between the four dancers of a set, are suffused with a propulsive energy reminiscent of The Rites of Spring. It is written for four groups of undetermined instruments. Strange Set was written for the CoMA London Ensemble as part of the Open Score project – an ongoing collaboration between CoMA and the Royal Academy of Music’.
Open Score RAM student 2010