Friday 18 August 2017

GABA-analogue: LCO + Shiva Feshareki + Lee Gamble

Printworks, Surrey Quays Road, London SE16 7PJ

GABBA ANALOGUE LCO - Printworks (c) DannyNorth- hi res

GABA-analogue is an exclusive new installation over a year in the making that features commissions from some of the UK’s leading new composers and music producers presented within a unique immersive audio-visual environment:

DOORS & BAR 7:45pm
CONCERT 8:30pm
DOORS TEMPORARILY CLOSED 8:40-9:10pm (due to quiet nature of first piece)
RE-ADMITTANCE FROM 9:10pm ONWARDS

8:30-9pm: Edmund Finnis Parallel Colour
9-9:30pm: Benedict Mason Nodding Trilliums and Curve Lined Angles (presented as part of PRS for Music Foundation’s RESONATE programme)
9:30-10pm: CHAINES Carpathia (world premiere – revised version)
10-10:45pm: Shiva Feshareki GABA-analogue (world premiere – LMM commission)
10:45pm-12:15am: Lee Gamble – DJ set (exclusive)
12:15am-close: Shiva Feshareki – DJ set (manipulated sounds)

Robert Ames (conductor)

For the first time in its history Printworks will feature acoustic instrumentation, including four orchestras playing simultaneously with electronic sampling, all in its unique 30,000 sq. ft main space. The evening will feature multiple different performances spread across the evening from 8:30pm−1am all in durational style. The audience is free to wander around the installation as the pieces unfold.

UIQ label boss, musician and DJ Lee Gamble will play an exclusive aftershow set.

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Nodding Trilliums and Curve Lined Angles is presented in partnership with PRS for Music Foundation’s RESONATE programme. Resonate is a PRS Foundation initiative in partnership with Association of British Orchestras, BBC Radio 3 and Boltini Trust supporting the best UK orchestral music from the last 25 years. 

LCO gratefully acknowledges support from London Music Masters in commissioning, and presenting the world premiere of GABA-analogue.

Supported by Arts Council England and the PRS Foundation

With thanks to Markson Pianos and Bell Music, proud supporters of LCO


Wednesday 6 September 2017

BBC Proms @ The Tanks at Tate Modern

The Tanks at Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1

Photography by Tom D Morgan - www.tomdmorgan.com

Join BBC Radio 3 presenter Sara Mohr-Pietsch and the London Contemporary Orchestra for a specially curated Prom in the industrial surroundings of The Tanks at Tate Modern. In a link-up with BBC Radio 3’s new music series Open Ear, cutting-edge experimental music sits side by side with brand new sounds and free improvisation.

LCO will perform the world premiere of a new piece by Catherine Lamb and – after 2016’s sell-out concerts in London and Moscow – continue their hugely successful collaboration with electronic artist Actress.

The programme also includes Cassandra Miller’s evocative, folk-inspired Guide performed by vocal ensemble Exaudi and Rodrigo Constanzo’s dynamic performances with light and sound.

Part of the BBC Proms 2017 series.

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Photograph: Actress x LCO by Tom D Morgan


Friday 13 October 2017

Organ Reframed: Six new works

Union Chapel, London

The Union Chapel celebrated its famous "Father Willis' Organ in October 2016 with the Organ Reframed Festival, which was created and curated by its festival director Claire Singer. The organ was build by Henry Willis and finished the same year that the new Union Chapel was opened whose architect was James Cubitt. Nosferatu was screened with a live score; played by Organ: James McVinnie Electronics: Irene Buckley Viola: Robert Ames Cello: Laura Moody Spire was the Motto of the second night featuring Performers: Charles Matthews, Fennesz, Philip Jeck,Simon Scott, Claire M Singer, John Beaumont and The Eternal Chord The Third night saw Five new commissions for James McVinnie and the London Contemporary Orchestra played. The composers: Craig Armstrong, Mark Fell, Alex Groves, Chaines and Catherine Lamb

New works by Mira Calix, Emily Hall, Tim Hecker, Gordon Monahan, Phill Niblock and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.

The opening night of Organ Reframed features six world premieres from composers at the forefront of new music, performed by James McVinnie, London Contemporary Orchestra plus special guest Gordon Monahan.

Each with their own unique voice, from the legendary avant-garde pioneer Phill Niblock to the classical/electronic composer Emily Hall, these works show just how versatile the organ is.

“I’ve always wanted to compose for a pipe organ and am honored to have been given the opportunity to do so. When I was studying composition in college, I remember reading that Stravinsky would always say that one’s composition isn’t complete until they’ve heard it on a pipe organ. It’s where you can truly hear how the harmonics play with each other. ” Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

World premiere / commissioned by Organ Reframed In partnership with the LCO

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Sunday 15 October 2017

Organ Reframed: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Union Chapel, London

Organ Reframed 2017 closes with a night of classic silent film accompanied by a new score from the ambient drone mastermind Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie (Stars of Lid and A Winged Victory for the Sullen), performed by James McVinnie, London Contemporary Orchestra Soloists & Choir. Considered the quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema, prepare for a spine-tingling experience in the grand Victorian Gothic setting of Union Chapel.

World premiere / commissioned by Organ Reframed in partnership with the LCO

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