Acoustic Triangle

  • Thursday 21 October
Ticket typeCost
Over 60s, disabled, unemployed£15
Student with NUS card£9
15 – 17 year olds£4
Under 15sfree

The three members of Acoustic Triangle are equally at home in classical music and jazz, and their work seeks to blur the perceived boundaries between these genres.

Acoustic Triangle is Malcolm Creese: bass, Gwilym Simcock: piano, Tim Garland: saxophones and bass clarinet.

Individually, their careers have taken them all over the globe – with musicians such as Mark Anthony Turnage, John Williams, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Pat Metheny, Cleo Laine, Gary Burton, Lee Konitz and Sting.

Together, they have become one of the most original and respected British ensembles, having recorded four albums and performed in major concert venues and festivals all over the world – always without amplification. The group is widely acknowledged for its ground-breaking site-specific work, particularly in sacred buildings, and has performed in most of Britain’s ancient Cathedrals.

Acoustic Triangle has undertaken a number of special collaborative projects involving Kenny Wheeler, Liane Carroll, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Alexander Markov, the Sacconi String Quartet, Carolyn Sampson, Royal Northern Sinfonia, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Choir of Westminster Abbey and the King’s Singers. The trio even appeared on-screen in an episode of ITV’s ‘Lewis’.

Acoustic Triangle’s music contains a wide variety of influences – from ancient themes and folk styles through impressionism and the jazz era to the avant-garde. Emphasis is put on melody, extended structured composition, spontaneous improvisation and thrilling interaction between the players. Much of the group’s repertoire is specially composed by Tim Garland and Gwilym Simcock, but it also includes music by Henry Purcell, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Bill Evans, Olivier Messiaen, Cole Porter and Maurice Ravel.

Presented with Sheffield Jazz

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