Sandy Burnett talks to Elizabeth McCall (Head of Learning), Jackie Walduck (Ignite ensemble leader), Daniel Parkin (Flautist for Ignite), and Corin Pilling (Cardinal Hume Centre) about the work of Ignite; Wigmore Hall Learning's outreach ensemble, and their late-night concert on Thursday 2 June 2011.
Ignite was formed by Wigmore Hall Learning to devise and deliver innovative outreach projects in a diverse range of settings. Led by composer and percussionist Jackie Walduck, Ignite use improvisation to create new music; enabling the ensemble to experiment with many different musical styles and connect with the existing musical interests of workshop participants and listeners alike.
Ignite is also a performing ensemble in its own right and is developing an exciting catalogue of repertoire, mostly based on commissioned one-page scores which the ensemble then develop collaboratively. A number of these pieces will be featured in the concert on 2 June, including the world première of Initials by Jason Yarde.
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The music clips in this podcast are Basel by Julian Ferraretto and Angel of Night by Peter Weigold, both performed and recorded at Wigmore Hall by Ignite in February 2011.