Robert’s 2000 composition Promenade IV was performed on Saturday 5 March at King’s Place, London, as part of the two-day Festival of Contemporary Music for All (CoMA).
The performance took place in the second-level atrium, which was ideally positioned outside several of the rooms being used for workshops, as well as being directly visible from the venue’s main coffee shop and meeting space.
The 10-piece KNM Campus Ensemble from Berlin performed Robert’s flexibly scored piece on three violins, four flutes, bass flute, bass clarinet and keyboard. During the performance, an image of Anthony Caro’s Promenade sculptures which inspired this (nd several other pieces was projected onto the wall above the artists.
The short concert featured two other works, one of which was composed by the ensemble themselves. The 75-strong audience clearly enjoyed all three performances, and afterwards the conductor of the group intimated that Promenade IV was the group’s favourite piece to perform!