Ignite

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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Podcast: Ignite

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Music Clips

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.