LCO team up with Sennheiser for second instalment of ‘Imagined Occasions’
Thursday 15 August 2013
LCO’s Imagined Occasions series continues next Thursday with a special collaboration with Sennheiser.
The performance will begin on Primrose Hill at sunset with a performance of Vivier’s Zipangu for 13 solo strings. Sennheiser will provide LSP 500 PRO wireless loudspeakers for the amplification of the work (a two-speaker set-up is specified by the composer). Audience members will then wear Sennheiser HD 218i headphones for a sound-walk from Primrose Hill to the Roundhouse for Stockhausen’s KLANG – Die 24 Stunden des Tages. The walk will be accompanied by the world premiere of Edmund Finnis’ electronic score Colour Field Painting, commissioned by the LCO.
“The headphones feature closed, supra-aural acoustics that effectively screen out surrounding noise so anyone can experience excellent bass-driven stereo sound. The headphones feature a smart in-line remote control with microphone and are extremely comfortable to wear with large cushioned ear pads that are individually adjustable for a secure and easy fit. Retailing at £59.99, audience members will be able to take the HD 218i home with them after the performance to enjoy full sound and dynamic bass reproduction wherever they go. HD 218i are fully compatible with latest generations of iPod, iPhone and the iPad.”
Edmund describes Colour Field Painting as “a musical clearing between two spaces… a shared listening experience, at once intimate and communal. […] closely related spectra vibrate against each other, sustained frequencies overlap, gently surging and fusing in duet with the evening hum of the city.”
Tickets have sold out for the Primrose Hill part of the evening, but please keep an eye on our Twitter page for any last-minute return announcements. There are still tickets available for KLANG at the Roundhouse, part of Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse – Conrad Shawcross ‘Timepiece 2013’. Click here to buy tickets.
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