Monday 11 August 2014

There Will Be Blood: Live receives ★★★★★ from The Independent

Jonny Greenwood and the LCO joined forces at Roundhouse Summer Sessions last week to perform Greenwood’s score live to Paul Thomas Anderson’s Academy Award-winning film There Will Be Blood. “The result was a magnificent, dramatic performance that had audiences in awe.” Here is a round-up of the press and audience feedback.

“Sparse and at times just plain peculiar – but in a brilliantly original way. It’s magnificent.”
The Independent

Tuesday 15 April 2014

LCO shortlisted for the RPS Music Awards in both the ‘Ensemble’ and ‘Concert Series and Festivals’ categories

We’re very pleased to announce that the LCO has been shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards in both the ‘Ensemble’ and ‘Concert Series and Festivals’ categories.

The annual RPS Music Awards, presented in association with BBC Radio 3, are the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK. Awards, in thirteen categories, are decided by independent panels consisting of some of the music industry’s most distinguished practitioners. The awards honour musicians, composers, writers, broadcasters and inspirational arts organisations. The list of previous winners reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of classical music. This year’s RPS Music Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in 2013.

Press release >>

For press enquiries, please contact:

Sophie Cohen Arts Publicity
0207 428 9850

Tuesday 21 January 2014

Jonny Greenwood collaboration

Guitarist and composer Jonny Greenwood is once again joining forces with the LCO to present a special one-off performance featuring music from his catalogue of film scores as well as a showcase of new material by Greenwood, at Wapping Hydraulic Power Station on Sunday 23 February.

Greenwood will appear alongside the LCO Soloists playing guitar, electronics and the Ondes Martenot. In addition to music by Greenwood, which includes cues from his scores for the Oscar and BAFTA-nominated films There Will Be Blood and The Master, and Japanese film Norwegian Wood based on the book by Haruki Murakami, the concert features works by Bach, Purcell and LCO Composer-in-Association Edmund Finnis.

More info >>

Friday 27 September 2013

Micachu joins Imagined Occasions line-up

Mica Levi

We are pleased to announce that Micachu will join us at Oval Space next Thursday for the final Imagined Occasions instalment. Buy ticket online here.

Full running order and timings:

 Seismagramme I-II
Vinko Globokar ?Corporel
Vivier Variation I
George Benjamin Three Miniatures for Solo Violin
Harvey Ricercare una Melodia
Alastair Putt Madrugada (world premiere, LCO commission)

Thomas Adès Catch
Varèse Octandre

Robert Ames (conductor)

Micachu aftershow DJ set

Sunday 18 August 2013

LCO collaborate with Vivienne Westwood for Stockhausen’s ‘KLANG’ at the Roundhouse

LCO is pleased to be collaborating with Vivienne Westwood for this Thursday’s performance of Stockhausen’s KLANG at the Roundhouse. Vivienne Westwood will dress both the male and female players in a series of ‘white’ ensembles from her Gold and MAN Label collections. “The looks will evoke a feeling of past, present and future to draw the audience further into a time-scape.”

With a design record spanning over forty years, Vivienne Westwood, the designer and iconic British brand is recognised as one of the most influential fashion designers in the world today. At times thought provoking and always avant-garde, the Vivienne Westwood brand is more than about producing clothes and accessories – its three dimensional culture also captures the imagination, raising awareness and generating positive action. Westwood’s innovation and timelessness is something she shares with Stockhausen.

“Great Art is timeless, it’s a vision we can share at any time. It touches something essential in human nature, a common reference ground for our imagination and aesthetic sense.” – Vivienne Westwood

LCO’s Imagined Occasions series presents three site-responsive performances in association with production and design team Helen Scarlett O’Neill and Harry Ross. The series seeks to engage its audience in a subtle participatory narrative, in which the audience are observers, creators, protagonists and the observed.

The performance will take place within Timepiece, a specially commissioned, large-scale light installation by leading British artist Conrad Shawcross, created in response to the Roundhouse’s iconic Main Space that will be on show for the month of August as part of the Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse. The programming of KLANG in response to Timepiece has in turn led Shawcross to synchronise the movements of the installation with the four musical ‘hours’.

Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

Photo: Mike Massaro

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