Lauren Redhead

Lauren Redhead is a composer of experimental music whose work is published by Material Press (Berlin), a performer of music for organ and electronics that has been released on the sfz music and pan y rosas discos labels, and a musicologist who writes about the aesthetics and socio-semiotics of 20th and 21st Century musics. She is Senior Lecturer in 20th and 21st Century Music at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her concerto’s title connotes ‘traditional’ and historical approaches to music-making, might seem at odds with the open notation of its score. As a concerto, the performance highlights both the individual roles of the performers and the group relationships within the ensemble. As a response to notation, the performance invites consideration of all of the social activities and relationships connected with music, including composing and performing but also listening, moving, thinking, and discussing—what Christopher Small calls ‘musicking’. This work makes a concerto of the relationship between notation and individuals.