James Larter’s upcoming performances
Barnes Music FestivalWednesday 8th March, 7.30pm London Wetland Centre James Larter percussion Colin Alexander cello James Larter brings an eclectic programme that showcases his virtuoso playing and inventive compositions, in collaboration with cellist Colin Alexander. Larter’s programme explores the natural environment through the geography and traditions of Papua New Guinea and Australia, as well as works celebrating water and Asanga, the Sanskrit word meaning ‘freedom from attachment’.
Soundscapes from the Planet
Thursday 16th March, 7.30pm
Hyelim Kim taegum
Rosie Bowker flutes
Colin Alexander cello
James Larter percussion
Suntou Susso kora
In this concert, world-class musicians present an exciting programme reflecting creatively on the power of the planet to restore in face of climate change. Featuring music for Korean and Western Flutes, Kora, Cello and Percussion, the repertoire will range from Debussy and Bach to new composition, improvisation and music from South Korea and West Africa. It will also include a collaboration between the musicians and local storytellers. Together they will offer a creative demonstration of the power of the planet to restore in face of climate change, if we will allow it.
The storytelling is being developed in a series of workshops at artsdepot in February and March, led by actor and storyteller Callum Rhys-Williams. Participants will have an opportunity to collaborate with the musicians at the workshops and the work they create together will be included in the concert programme.
Percussionist and multi-instrumentalist James Larter has always been obsessed with rhythm; whether it be the roaring sound of Brazilian Samba or the intricate palette of the Contemporary classical repertoire, music that makes people move is a passion. He is an in-demand session musician, soloist and composer and has played with a wide and eclectic variety of groups and artists from Sampha and Gang of Youths to the London Philharmonic Orchestra, St Petersburg Ballet, English National Opera and the Philharmonia. Most recently, he was selected as a 2021 City Music Foundation Artist.