Organ Reframed: Six New Works
Address: Union Chapel, London
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
Hugh Brunt (conductor)
World premiere / commissioned by Organ Reframed In partnership with the LCO