Sunday 12 April 2015

LCO Soloists: The Hub Sessions II

Sunday 12 April 2015, 6pm
Roundhouse (Dorfman Hub), London

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The Hub Sessions is a unique event-concept for those involved or interested in modern composition and performance. It offers opportunities for meeting composers, players, promoters and other practitioners working at the forefront of their fields. At each session an unperformed piece will be workshopped by LCO’s principal players and Composer-in-Association Edmund Finnis (please see below for full details). Around this, new and existing instrumental music for the same line-up will be presented to throw light on the ‘Call for Scores’ piece. Audience discussion with the musicians and composers is encouraged throughout the evening – the aim is to create an informal, open atmosphere.

Vivier Cinq Chansons Pour Percussion
interspersed with movements from:
Couperin Première Suite
closing with:
Edmund Finnis Colour Field Painting

Liam Byrne (viola da gamba)
Sam Wilson (percussion)

Tickets: £9 advance (plus booking fee) / £15 on the door (no booking fee)
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London Contemporary Orchestra, in partnership with the Roundhouse, is pleased to announce its Call for Scores initiative as part of The Hub Sessions. Composers of any age and nationality are invited to submit previously unperformed works scored for the forces listed below.

Three pieces in total (one per date, with the third and final date to be announced) will be selected for public workshops at the Roundhouse, with the LCO’s principal players, led by Composer-in-Association Edmund Finnis.

All works will be professionally recorded, and these recordings will be made available to the composers shortly after the workshops. One of the three selected composers will receive a £1,000 commission from LCO Soloists for 2015/16.

The closing date of February 27th has now passed

Solo or any combination of:

Violin; Viola; Cello

The closing date of March 27th has now passed

Viola da gamba* and/or Percussion (one player – see breakdown below)

• 16 bonang or 16 trompong (Indonesian domed pots)
• 9 Thai nipple gongs
• 2 changs (Japanese temple bowls)
• low chang bowed (very large temple bowl)
• Chinese gong (med)

*7-string bass viol at A = 392. In concert pitch, this means the instrument’s top string is middle C, and going down from there it continues G, D, Bb, F, C, G.

• Composers may submit one work only across the three workshops
• The work must not have been previously performed in public or commercially recorded
• Submitted works should be no longer than 5 minutes in duration

• PDF typeset / scanned handwritten score
• Contact information

• Biographies, CVs or any other supporting material
• MIDI/Sibelius recordings of the work

Please send scores and contact information to:

@LCOrchestra | @RoundhouseLDN | #LCOSoloists | #TheHubSessions

Monday 4 May 2015

Discrete Positions: LCO Soloists

Monday 4 May 2015, 1:30pm
Unit 9 Gallery, Market Avenue, Huddersfield

Galya Bisengalieva (violin)
Mira Benjamin (violin)
Robert Ames (viola)
Gregor Riddell (cello)

Discrete Positions presents an assemblage of Huddersfield-based artists working across different media including sculpture, site-specific installation, painting, drawing, sound art and performance who have together through the shared space of Northern Young Artists’ Huddersfield studio to present their individual works within the context of a collective exhibition. In doing so they will generate reflective exchanges, beginning a conversation between different concepts and practices and initiating critical dialogue across Huddersfield’s rich spectrum of artistic activities.

Entry: FREE

Tuesday 12 May 2015

London Music Masters – New Music Concert

Tuesday 12 May 2015, 7pm
The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London

Mark Simpson Barkham Fantasy
Donnacha Dennehy North Wall
Edmund Finnis Brother by
Helen Grime To See the Summer Sky
Mark Bowden Five Memos

Robert Ames (viola)
Galya Bisengalieva (violin)
Roderick Chadwick (piano)
Hyeyoon Park (violin)
Richard Uttley (piano)

Tickets: please e-mail Catriona McCormick by May 8th to reserve a ticket (£9/£6 payable on the door)

Sunday 31 May 2015

LCO Soloists

Sunday 31 May 2015, 3pm
Union Chapel, London

The Sunday Sessions & Revolve present LCO Soloists –

Galya Bisengalieva (violin)
Mira Benjamin (violin)
Robert Ames (viola)
Gregor Riddell (cello)

Tickets: £5 – £8 (£10 on the door)
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Wednesday 17 June 2015

Jonny Greenwood and LCO Soloists

Beck with special guests Jonny Greenwood and LCO Soloists

Wednesday 17 June 2015, 7:30pm
Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Ireland

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Sunday 21 June 2015

Jonny Greenwood and LCO Soloists

Best Kept Secret Festival
Sunday 21 June 2015 (time TBC)
Beekse Bergen, Hilvarenbeek, Holland

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Friday 3 July 2015

Jonny Greenwood and LCO Soloists

Open’er Festival
Friday 3 July 2015 (time TBC)
Gdynia-Kosakowo Airport, Poland

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