Sunday 3 November 2019

Deep Minimalism 2.0

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX

The second day of a weekend dedicated to meditative listening and deep concentration featuring the soft strains of Malibu’s spoken voice with swells of 16 live cellos and cut-up sound Foley. Malibu’s quiet intensity across music and spoken word creates a gauzy ambient world of extraordinary emotional power. Her set is made up of spoken word, laptop, electronics and 16 cellos from the LCO

Repertoire

Dockstader Luna Park

Darboven Selected books from Requiem for organ

Laura Cannell The Earth with her Crowns for medieval violin & double pipe

Dockstader Traveling Music

Feldman Triadic Memories for piano

Malibu One Life

John Luther Adams Canticles of the Sky

Nivhek (Liz Harris) Set

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Wednesday 30 October 2019

The Philip Glass Ensemble – Music with Changing Parts

Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, EC2Y 8DS

 

A rare opportunity to see the Philip Glass Ensemble, as they perform one of the composer’s early masterpieces for the first time in over 48 years in the UK – joined by players from the LCO.

Premiered in New York in 1970, Music with Changing Parts was a transitional work in Glass’s career. Melding electronic and acoustic instruments and voice, the piece saw Glass experiment with richer harmonies and increased contrapuntal complexity, hinting at the landmark piece that he was to create next – Music in 12 Parts. ­


Wednesday 23 October 2019

Moor Mother x LCO: The Great Bailout – London (+ Klein + Galya Bisengalieva)

Milton Court Concert Hall
Barbican

A first time collaboration between Philadelphia based interdisciplinary artist Moor Mother and the London Contemporary Orchestra, The Great Bailout is free verse poem that acts as a non linear word map about colonialism, slavery and commerce in Great Britain and her commonwealth. Moor Mother is a representative of Afro-futurism with her social activist texts and furiously experimental electronics.

Merging social realism with eerily surreal imagery and an immediacy of delivery, Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother) is unmatched in inventiveness. A musician, poet and visual artist, Camae has performed around the world, sharing the stage with King Britt, Roscoe Mitchell, Claudia Rankine, Bell Hooks and more. Camae is a vocalist with Irreversible Entanglements, Moor Jewelry, 700bliss and the Art Ensemble of Chicago. 

Opening sets come from South London producer Klein and violinist Galya Bisengalieva

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Saturday 19 October 2019

Moor Mother x LCO: The Great Bailout – Milan

Macao
viale Molise 68
20137 Milano

A first time collaboration between Philadelphia based interdisciplinary artist Moor Mother and the London Contemporary Orchestra, The Great Bailout is free verse poem that acts as a non linear word map about colonialism, slavery and commerce in Great Britain and her commonwealth. Moor Mother is a representative of Afro-futurism with her social activist texts and furiously experimental electronics.

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Thursday 17 October 2019

Moor Mother X LCO: The Great Bailout – The Hague

Korzo Hall
Korzo Theatre
Prinsestraat 42
NL-2513 CE Den Haag

A first time collaboration between Philadelphia based interdisciplinary artist Moor Mother and the London Contemporary Orchestra, The Great Bailout is free verse poem that acts as a non linear word map about colonialism, slavery and commerce in Great Britain and her commonwealth. Moor Mother is a representative of Afro-futurism with her social activist texts and furiously experimental electronics and this performance plays the opening night of Feyerabend at the Korzo Theatre. 

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Wednesday 16 October 2019

Moor Mother x LCO: The Great Bailout – Vooruit, Ghent

Kunstencentrum Vooruit vzw
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23
9000 Gent

A first time collaboration between Philadelphia based interdisciplinary artist Moor Mother and the London Contemporary Orchestra, The Great Bailout is free verse poem that acts as a non linear word map about colonialism, slavery and commerce in Great Britain and her commonwealth. Moor Mother is an alias of Camae Ayewa, and she is not stranger to the Belgian audience: the musician, slam poet and multidisciplinary artist previously performed during the alternative film festival Courtisane.

The Great Bailout comes to Vooruit during the festival for VIDEODROOM: a series of concert evenings where top musicians representing a diversity of genres come and play new compositions live to accompany films and projections. 

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Saturday 12 October 2019

Moor Mother x LCO – Tusk Festival

Sage Gateshead

“If only all large-scale trans-Atlantic collaborations were this simple to initiate. We spotted a tweet by Moor Mother saying she’d love to work with an orchestra, started a conversation with Camae (Moor Mother) Ayewa and her agent, made contact with London Contemporary Orchestra and here we are. Not quite that breezy to actually develop the project of course and a whole lot of work has been going on at LCO’s studios in London and via cables under the ocean to Philadelphia to make this first-time collaboration dream come true. Moor Mother is of course the Afro-futurist rapper and poet who effortlessly merges the painfully social-realist with the eerily surreal and has an immediacy of delivery rarely matched. LCO have probably soundtracked half the films you’ve watched in the last few years – anything by Paul Thomas Anderson, You Were Never Really Here, collaborations with Jonny Greenwood, Actress, Chaines, Terry Riley, Stochhausen and more.”

“Initial meetings set Camae on the course of investigating the British slave industry as a core theme of the project – something the pavements we all walk are built on but that we rarely acknowledge. The two parties have such impressive discographies separately and dove into this project with such enthusiasm that we can’t help but expect the first few rows of Hall One to leave this performance with singed eyebrows and melted glasses at the very least.”

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Sunday 6 October 2019

Moor Mother x LCO: The Great Bailout – Unsound Festival

Krakow, Poland

A first time collaboration between Philadelphia based interdisciplinary artist Moor Mother and the London Contemporary Orchestra, The Great Bailout is free verse poem that acts as a non linear word map about colonialism, slavery and commerce in Great Britain and her commonwealth. Moor Mother is an alias of Camae Ayewa, well known to the Unsound audience from her solo show, a collaboration with Zonal (Kevin Martin and Justin Broadrick) and the band Irreversible Entanglements.

Unsound Festival is an annual music festival that takes place in Kraków, Poland, dealing with evolving and mutating forms of music, as well as related visual arts.

The theme of Unsound 2019 is Solidarity. At a time of widespread instability, solidarity is a word that belongs to no one group. It takes as a starting point the 30th anniversary of democratic elections in Poland, a result of protests that spread across Central and Eastern Europe. Thirty years on, the festival will explore what solidarity means today, in the context of the wider world and Unsound.

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Tuesday 24 September 2019

Erased Tapes x LCO: Rival Consoles

Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London

In a year-long collaborative programme, LCO joins forces with globally-respected independent record label Erased Tapes to create a season of experimental new works in the Southbank Centre’s most intimate venue, The Purcell Room. Featuring handpicked Erased Tapes artists, each performance in the Purcell Sessions: Erased Tapes x LCO series is the culmination of an afternoon of experimental workshops, where you can see the composers and players working together to test and develop new methods. 

#3 / September 2019 / Rival Consoles

Hear experimental sounds from Rival Consoles at this performance, one of a series bringing Erased Tapes artists together with London Contemporary Orchestra.

Ryan Lee West, aka Rival Consoles, explores themes of in-between states in his latest album Persona, inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s film of the same name. The image in the opening credits of a child reaching out to touch a woman’s face on a screen, shifting between one face and another, inspired an exploration of the persona, the difference between how we see ourselves and how others see us.

Afternoon drop-in workshop sessions: free to attend (no ticket required)

Evening performance: £15

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Wednesday 7 August 2019

BBC Proms: The Sound of Space

Royal Albert Hall, London

Jed Kurzel Alien: Covenant
Hans Zimmer Interstellar
Mica Levi Under the Skin
Clint Mansell Moon
Steven Price Gravity
John Murphy Sunshine
Carly Paradis The Innocents

A Late Night Prom with a futuristic spin brings together some of the best sci-fi film music. Excerpts from cult soundtracks come together with recent works by Hans Zimmer and Mica Levi. LCO perform music from Under the Skin, Interstellar and the recent Netflix series The Innocents, among other titles, as well as from Alien: Covenant, whose soundtrack the LCO recorded.

Robert Ames (conductor)


Friday 19 July 2019

Clint Mansell: Moon – LIVE (15)

Barbican Centre (Barbican Hall), London

SCREENING WITH LIVE PERFORMANCE OF CLINT MANSELL’S SEMINAL SCORE. PERFORMED BY THE LONDON CONTEMPORARY ORCHESTRA AND CONDUCTED BY MATT DUNKLEY. 

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the films release, and on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing Clint Mansell and the Barbican mark the occasion with a screening of the film with its soundtrack performed live by the LCO and conducted by Clint’s long time collaborator Matt Dunkley. 

Duncan Jones’ critically acclaimed directorial debut starring Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell as astronaut Sam Bell, Moon has become a science fiction cult classic. 

The performance first of its kind for the movie, the score will be performed to picture with kind permission from Sony Pictures, Park Circus and Liberty Films. 


Sunday 14 July 2019

Claire M Singer: gleann ciùin – Hull

University Chapel, Middleton Hall, University of Hull

Claire M Singer is a composer, producer and performer of acoustic and electronic music, film and installations. Recipient of the inaugural Oram Awards from PRS Foundation and New BBC Radiophonic Workshop in 2017, she incorporates the aesthetic of electronics created purely through acoustic means. Known for her experimental approach to organ, she collaborates with leading musicians from the London Contemporary Orchestra in a new work for organ and mixed ensemble, revealing a rich world full of shimmering overtones, resounding bass drones and bittersweet dissonances.

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Monday 8 July 2019

Jónsi & Alex Somers: Riceboy Sleeps – London

Barbican Centre (Barbican Hall), London

Performing their expansive ambient record Riceboy Sleeps ten years since its creation, Jónsi & Alex showcase the album in full.

Played live with the London Contemporary Orchestra, the layers of dense strings, humming reverb and sampled chimes are fully accentuated. A satisfyingly rich piece of music which consumes its listener in a bath of sound.

Riceboy Sleeps was the name the partners adopted for their creative ventures together as visual artists, writers and musicians. This first, and only, record was recorded entirely acoustically at their home in Iceland while Jónsi’s band Sigur Rós were on hiatus, and was expanded into one of the most ambitious ambient classical works of music of the noughties.

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Saturday 6 July 2019

Jónsi & Alex Somers: Riceboy Sleeps – Paris

Philharmonie de Paris

Performing their expansive ambient record Riceboy Sleeps ten years since its creation, Jónsi & Alex showcase the album in full for its first ever European performance.

Played live with the London Contemporary Orchestra, the layers of dense strings, humming reverb and sampled chimes are fully accentuated. A satisfyingly rich piece of music which consumes its listener in a bath of sound.

Riceboy Sleeps was the name the partners adopted for their creative ventures together as visual artists, writers and musicians. This first, and only, record was recorded entirely acoustically at their home in Iceland while Jónsi’s band Sigur Rós were on hiatus, and was expanded into one of the most ambitious ambient classical works of music of the noughties.

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Wednesday 12 June 2019

ComposHer @ EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney)

EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney), London

ComposHER is a new concert celebrating the best new music to moving picture, featuring a stunning roster of some of the best women composers writing for the screen today. 

With composition being one of the most unequal areas of the global music industry, this concert seeks to continue to support and empower the UK women composers’ community, towards further progression and change in 2019.

The composers being showcased are: Carly Paradis, Jessica Jones (selected by the NFTS to represent their alumni), Anne Nitikin, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, Kate Simko, Jessica Curry, Jocelyn Pook, Nainita Desai, Imogen Heap (music performed by LCO and SHE Choir), Alev Lenz, Claire M Singer and Amelia Warner.

Genres featuring in this evening’s performance include classical composition, vocal performance alternative & electronic music and ensemble performances, played by the London Contemporary Orchestra.

With thanks to Spitfire Audio, ASCAP, P&G, Manners McDade, Production Music Awards, WMP Studios, Alliance for Women Film Composers, shesaid.so, SHE Choir and LCO.

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Wednesday 22 May 2019

Saint Etienne: Tiger Bay

Barbican Centre (Barbican Hall), London

25 years since its release, pioneering pop trio Saint Etienne perform their critically rated album in its entirety along with a set of hits and deep cuts from their back catalogue.

Released in 1994, just ahead of Britpop, Tiger Bay was a ground-breaking blend of electronica and orchestration with traditional folk melodies. Ranging from heady love songs like ‘Hug My Soul’ to the brooding death ballad ‘Like A Motorway’, the record mixed intricate instrumentation with romantic lyricism and the sounds of 90s rave.

The record remains as contemporary and involving as it did 25 years ago – the emotive string and woodwind arrangements, written by the late David Whitaker (Serge Gainsbourg, Marianne Faithfull, Air) shine through here, performed live by the London Contemporary Orchestra. Never before performed with a full orchestra, this will also be the band’s only performance this year.

Tickets: £25- £35 (+ booking fee)
Young Barbican (subject to availability): £10

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Saturday 18 May 2019

Erased Tapes x LCO: Michael Price

Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London

In a year-long collaborative programme, LCO joins forces with globally-respected independent record label Erased Tapes to create a season of experimental new works in the Southbank Centre’s most intimate venue, The Purcell Room. Featuring handpicked Erased Tapes artists, each performance in the Purcell Sessions: Erased Tapes x LCO series is the culmination of an afternoon of experimental workshops, where you can see the composers and players working together to test and develop new methods. 

#2 / May 2019 / Michael Price

Hear freshly created music by composer Michael Price in this performance, one of a series uniting Erased Tapes artists with soloists from London Contemporary Orchestra.

Internationally recognised for his extensive work as a composer, producer, arranger and music editor in the world of film and TV music, Michael Price has been nominated for three Emmy Awards (winning in 2014 for the BBC series Sherlock) and a BAFTA, and has worked on projects ranging from the Lord of the Ringstrilogy to the Inbetweeners movies.

Price’s previous full-length release on Erased Tapes Entanglement, was described as ‘gorgeous’ by Rolling Stone, ‘a neoclassical treat’ by Uncut and Clash said that ‘the emotional clout of this music is quite staggering’.

Afternoon drop-in workshop sessions: free to attend (no ticket required)

Evening performance: £15

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Thursday 9 May 2019

Philip Glass – The Bowie Symphonies

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London

Repertoire

Philip Glass: Symphony No.1 (Low); Symphony No.4 (Heroes)
Interval
Philip Glass: Symphony No.12 (Lodger) for orchestra & organ – from the music of David Bowie and Brian Eno (European premiere)

Attend the European premiere of Philip Glass’ Symphony No.12, a tribute to the chameleon genius of pop mastermind David Bowie.

It’s performed alongside his First and Fourth symphonies by trail-blazing new music ensemble the London Contemporary Orchestra with innovative organist James McVinnie.

Philip Glass’ Symphony No.1 and Symphony No.4 reimagine the first two albums of David Bowie’s Berlin trilogy, Low and Heroes, as classical works.

Bowie had moved to the East German capital in 1976, where he joined forces with Brian Eno over a triptych of albums to create a more experimental sound, bringing together aleatoric techniques (involving elements of chance), Krautrock influences and synthesizers.

Glass describes his Low Symphony, composed in 1992, as ‘a real collaboration’ between his music and the work of Bowie and Eno on the first album in the trilogy, released in 1977.

A few months after Bowie’s death in January 2016, Glass’ Heroes symphony became the first classical work to headline Glastonbury. Composed in 1996, the six-movement work responds to Bowie’s brooding Cold War album, out just seven months after Low, and its well-known title track.

Bowie liked the symphonic version so much that he used it as walk-in music at his live appearances, and according to Glass, privately superimposed his own vocals over the recording.

Bowie and Glass had discussed a third symphony, and now, finally, the work has been realised, in a Southbank Centre co-commission with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra.

London Contemporary Orchestra 
Robert Ames conductor
Hugh Brunt conductor
James McVinnie organ
Angelique Kidjo vocals

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Saturday 13 April 2019

BBC Radio 3 Open Ear

LSO St Luke's (Jerwood Hall), London

BBC Open Ear presents music from the leading-edge of the UK’s contemporary scene. The London Contemporary Orchestra presents an alternative, experimental programme hosted by Sara Mohr-Pietsch and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

Programme: 

Paula Matthusen In Absentia

Elena Rykova 101% Compressed  

John Luther Adams In a Treeless Place, Only Snow 

Tickets: £10

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Sunday 17 March 2019

Sarah Davachi with London Contemporary Orchestra Soloists, Cafe OTO

Cafe OTO, Dalston, London

“In Davachi’s music, I hear a negotiation between human instigation and letting be. Sometimes I catch little traces of melodic patterns, as she sends synthesisers through little zig-zagging motifs that rise out of the drones and return to them. At other points, she simply allows the instrument to play itself, leaving harmonics and timbral inconsistency to form shapes of their own accord. Prolonged synthesiser tones falter gently, creating undulations in texture like chips and dents on an old antique; drones curdle together to form overtones that flicker and dance above the central hums.” – ATTN:Magazine

Tickets: £18 advance; £14 members

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Saturday 9 March 2019

The Eternal Golden Braid: Gödel Escher Bach

Barbican Centre (Barbican Hall), London

Could an algorithm ever write music to rival Bach? The audience decides in this performance lecture with Marcus du Sautoy, harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani and composer Robert Thomas.

In a pre-recorded interview with Douglas Hofstadter, whose book Gödel, Escher, Bach inspired this event, Du Sautoy posits Bach as a musical coder, applying rules to musical material to grow something complex and beautiful. His works are then fed through a machine learning process created by computational artist Parag K Mital, which uses the data in Bach’s writing to ‘compose’ a piece of its own. Here’s where you, the audience come in. Arranged next to real Bach pieces and new pieces by composers Robert Thomas and Robert Laidlow will you be able to tell the difference?

Alongside Esfahani’s performance, a small ensemble of musicians from the LCO perform a piece which you help compose on the spot as the music, formed from composition both by AI and Thomas, will react to audience feedback in the moment.

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Tuesday 26 February 2019

The Piano – Live

Barbican Centre (Barbican Hall), London

In this new presentation, The Piano is seen with the score played live in synchronisation with the film. It’s a chance to experience the film in a new, engrossing way, back on the big screen, with members of the London Contemporary Orchestra playing Nyman’s iconic score.

Nyman’s potent romantic minimalist music became one of the most popular soundtracks ever written. The film follows mute Ada (Holly Hunter) to New Zealand as she’s sold into marriage to land-grabber Alisdair (Sam Neill). Forced to sell her beloved piano, Ada enters an uneasy arrangement with local, Baines (Harvey Keitel), to buy it back, one key at a time. Their bargain grows into a dark love affair that puts them both – and the piano – in danger.

Standard Tickets £20 – £30 (plus booking fee)

Young Barbican (14-25) £10 (no booking fee. Subject to availability)

SBC members receive 20% discount

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Saturday 16 February 2019

John Cage, ‘Ryoanji’ at Towner Art Gallery

Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

Join a trio of soloists from London Contemporary Orchestra as they perform John Cage’s Ryoanji live at Towner Art Gallery.

In 1983, Cage began a composition-in-progress called Ryoanji, named after the zen rock garden at the Ryoanji Temple in Kyoto, Japan,  a collection of 15 rocks, placed in a landscape of raked, white sand. In performance, the soloists represent the stones of the garden, the accompaniment the raked sand.

Free to attend, everyone welcome

No booking required

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Tuesday 12 February 2019

Erased Tapes x LCO: Qasim Naqvi

The Purcell Room, Southbank Centre

In a year-long collaborative programme, LCO joins forces with globally-respected independent record label Erased Tapes to create a season of experimental new works in the Southbank Centre’s most intimate venue, The Purcell Room. Featuring handpicked Erased Tapes artists, each performance in the Purcell Sessions: Erased Tapes x LCO series is the culmination of an afternoon of experimental workshops, where you can see the composers and players working together to test and develop new methods. 

#1 / Feb 2019 / Qasim Naqvi

Witness the creation of new palettes of sound as Qasim Naqvi joins forces with soloists from London Contemporary Orchestra.

When he’s not on tour as the drummer of Dawn of Midi, Brooklyn-based composer Naqvi creates original music for film, dance, theatre and international chamber ensembles. His most recent work delves deep into the timbres of analogue synthesizers and orchestral configurations.

Chamber and orchestral music by Naqvi has been performed by yMusic, NOW Ensemble and BBC Concert Orchestra, and as part of Nimbus Dance Works and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW series, among others.

His soundtracks for film have appeared on international television networks and at Tribeca, Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals, as well as in installations at locations including Guggenheim Museum, MOMA and Liverpool Biennial.

Afternoon drop-in workshop sessions: £5

Ticketed evening performance: £15.

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Thursday 13 December 2018

4U A Symphonic Celebration of Prince

Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London SW7 2AP

Prince is widely regarded as one of the best musicians ever to live, and one of the greatest showmen of all time. His music makes up the soundtrack of our lives – from the parties of our youth to our weddings; and we share his music with our children who repeat the cycle.

Great music lives on forever, and, it’s with this in mind that we introduce 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince. The first and only estate-approved Prince celebration, 4U is curated, produced, and directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots, widely known to be Prince’s biggest fan and musical genius in his own right.

Through the course of the evening, we’ll hear everything from the biggest hits to some lesser-known gems, all played by a top-tier band hand-selected by Questlove, and with a spectacular video presentation featuring never-before-seen footage courtesy of the estate.

Book now via the Royal Albert Hall website.


Saturday 10 November 2018

Hannah Perry: GUSH

Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

GUSH presents a captivating and poignant exhibition featuring large-scale dynamic sculpture, sound and film, in a candid and personal exploration of mental and emotional health in our contemporary, hyper-networked society.

Central to the exhibition is an immersive film, created using a custom rigged 360° camera built by Perry, that surrounds viewers with the contorted, continuously shifting movement of bodies. The film is narrated with fragmented spoken word that ebbs and flows with the images, summoning the highs and lows of both the everyday and life changing events, including the impact trauma and grief can have on our physical and mental state.

In an intensely personal yet universal exploration of the experience of loss, the installation marks the first time Perry has chosen to address the tragedy of the recent suicide of her best friend and artistic collaborator, Pete Morrow. Morrow’s diaristic writing and verse provide the basis for her moving inquiry into romance, psychosis and our relationship to death, along with the words of young people from London South East College, Plumstead, who Perry met through a series of workshops at Somerset House.

A compelling, original instrumental score written in collaboration with a cross-disciplinary ensemble of contemporary musicians, including award-winning composers Mica Levi, Coby Sey and London Contemporary Orchestra, accompanies these words and visual images, mirroring their rhythms and repetitions.


Wednesday 31 October 2018

Other Worlds

Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, London

Giacinto Scelsi Uaxuctum The Legend of the Maya City, destroyed by themselves for religious reasons (UK premiere)
John Luther Adams Become Ocean

Experience the self-destruction of an ancient civilisation and our planet engulfed by the vastness of the ocean in two massive audio-visual portrayals of a dark past – and still-avoidable future.

These two modern masterpieces share a single unignorable message. John Luther Adam’s Become Ocean imagines our planet succumbing to the rising sea in music of startling, bottomless beauty in what Alex Ross declared ‘may be the loveliest apocalypse in musical history’. And Giacinto Scelsi’s Uaxuctum is equally ravishing in its own way; a vast orchestra creating a fierce, haunting atmosphere through sounds as strange as they are prophetic, building to a point of no return as the ancient Mayan city implodes.

The performance will take place in a unique audio-visual installation with the orchestra situated behind a translucent mesh onto which projections will be cast. The projections are generated by a newly built artificial intelligence, created by Artrendex with art direction by Universal Assembly Unit. The AI generates imagery in specific palettes live in response to the music meaning that for the first time visualisations will be interacting with the live sound of the orchestra rather than pre-prepared and layered on top of it.

London Contemporary Orchestra & Choir
Robert Ames (conductor)
Universal Assembly Unit (art direction)
Artrendex (artificial intelligence)

Supported by funding from Arts Council England and the Cockayne Foundation


Saturday 13 October 2018

Organ Reframed: Éliane Radigue and Hildur Guðnadóttir

Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, London N1 2UN

For the second night of our Organ Reframed performances, London Contemporary Orchestra Soloists peform a world premiere by Hildur Guðnadóttir.

Hildur Guðnadóttir is an Icelandic composer, cellist, and singer at the forefront of experimental pop and contemporary music. A member of Icelandic band mom she has since released four critically acclaimed solo albums on touch and written widely for theatre, dance and film. One of Hollywood’s most sought after film composers Hildur is currently making headlines by signing up as composer for the upcoming film Joker with Joaquin Phoenix, making her the first woman to compose a score for a live-action DC Comics film. Previous scores include Sicario: Day of the Soldado and Mary Magdalene. Hildur has also released four critically acclaimed solo albums on touch and written widely for theatre and dance. Hildur will be performing her new work live with James McVinnie and the London Contemporary Orchestra Soloists.

For more information and tickets, please visit the Union Chapel website.


Friday 12 October 2018

RY X and London Contemporary Orchestra

Barbican Hall

Singer-songwriter and producer RY X performs new versions of his soulful songs with the London Contemporary Orchestra.

Spurred along by lyrics of isolation, solidarity and humanness, RY X’s searching vocals are here buoyed by the strings of the London Contemporary Orchestra. Built into something even more encompassing, it’s as if his fragile songs, built on acoustic guitar, piano and electronics were waiting for these orchestral arrangements.

From Australia to LA, RY’s life in music has taken him across continents and genres. When he wasn’t sweating in warehouse clubs in the small hours, he was producing Electronic music as part of Howling and The Acid; and, when he wasn’t experimenting with synthesisers and drum machines, he was writing fragile, reverb-drenched songs for his tape-recorded debut EP, Berlin. Released in 2013, he soon found his two-minute tearjerkers on mainstream radio alongside some of the world’s biggest Pop hits, yet it’s his sincere and deeply human songwriting that really sets him aside.


Friday 12 October 2018

Organ Reframed: Visions in Meditation

Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, London N1 2UN

The first of two performances by the London Contemporary Orchestra in this year’s Organ Reframed series at Union Chapel is a special screening of Visions in Meditation, interspersed with three world premieres from composers at the forefront of new music.

This remarkable collection of short films by the legendary experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage will be projected on 16mm film for a rare London screening and made even more special by three works from artists whose aesthetics very much resonate with those of Brakhage.

For further information and tickets, visit the Union Chapel website. 


Friday 5 October 2018

Hannah Perry: GUSH

Somerset House (River Rooms), London

GUSH presents a captivating and poignant exhibition featuring large-scale dynamic sculpture, sound and film, in a candid and personal exploration of mental and emotional health in our contemporary, hyper-networked society.

Central to the exhibition is an immersive film, created using a custom rigged 360° camera built by Perry, that surrounds viewers with the contorted, continuously shifting movement of bodies. The film is narrated with fragmented spoken word that ebbs and flows with the images, summoning the highs and lows of both the everyday and life changing events, including the impact trauma and grief can have on our physical and mental state.

In an intensely personal yet universal exploration of the experience of loss, the installation marks the first time Perry has chosen to address the tragedy of the recent suicide of her best friend and artistic collaborator, Pete Morrow. Morrow’s diaristic writing and verse provide the basis for her moving inquiry into romance, psychosis and our relationship to death, along with the words of young people from London South East College, Plumstead, who Perry met through a series of workshops at Somerset House.

A compelling, original instrumental score written in collaboration with a cross-disciplinary ensemble of contemporary musicians, including award-winning composers Mica Levi, Coby Sey and London Contemporary Orchestra, accompanies these words and visual images, mirroring their rhythms and repetitions.


Saturday 29 September 2018

BBC Radio 3 Open Ear / London Contemporary Orchestra

LSO St Luke's

Live Recording of Radio 3's Open Ear at the Church of St John-at-Hackney in London on Thursday 30 June 2016. Photo by Mark Allan/BBC

Featuring the London Contemporary Orchestra alongside peculiar insect techno duo Native Instrument and ingenious, avant-garde soprano Juliet Fraser.

The London Contemporary Orchestra returns to Open Ear following sell-out appearances at Tate Tanks last season. As the action rotates around separate stages in LSO St Luke’s Jerwood Hall, they’ll be joined by Berlin-based electronics duo Native Instrument who combine the sounds of nature with electronics and the human voice forming a peculiar and mellow insect-techno. The other human voice we’ll is hear is that of EXAUDI co-founder, Juliet Fraser, as she premieres a new piece for voice and electronics by Lisa Ilean.


Wednesday 12 September 2018

Gruff Rhys with the London Contemporary Orchestra

Barbican Hall

The restlessly inventive Welshman performs his new record Babelsberg with the London Contemporary Orchestra, adding further intrigue to his beautifully offbeat compositions.

Babelsberg was originally recorded in 2016, but the songs were put into hibernation until additional scores were added by composer Stephen McNeff and performed by the National Orchestra of Wales, eighteen months later. The result is an album bathed in lush strings and ebullient horns, underpinned by Rhys’s signature Welsh drawl and droll lyricism. The record focuses on misplaced optimism with Rhys noting the Tower of Babel as an inspiration, stating of his thought-process ‘people building towers to reach an idea of heaven (but maybe creating a kind of hell)’.

Rhys is best known for his work with Super Furry Animals, who came up in the height of Brit-Pop hysteria but forged their own path, creating music that had Indie-Rock at its centre but touched on elements of Folk, Psychedelia and Electronica. Rhys started his career as the front man of Ffa Coffi Pawb, has released two albums as Neon Neon (alongside Boom Bip), and with Babelsberg marks his fifth solo record. 


Tuesday 11 September 2018

Craig Armstrong Live In Concert at Union Chapel

Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, London N1 2UN

One of the world’s most sought-after and respected composers, Craig Armstrong, will perform a very special show at London’s Union Chapel on 4th June, showcasing pieces from throughout his diverse career and accompanied by the London Contemporary Orchestra.

A Royal Academy of Music graduate, Armstrong’s classical commissions during his diverse career are many from the London Sinfonietta, St Martin In The Fields, Organ Reframed, RSNO, Scottish Ensemble and his award winning The Lady From The Sea opera for Scottish Opera in 2012.

Armstrong has scored over 25 movies since 1996, including some of the best loved soundtracks in contemporary film. His work ranges from both independent and Hollywood cinema – from Peter Mullan’s directorial debut The Close Trilogy to the BAFTA, Ivor Novello and Golden Globe winning award scores for Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge! to the much adored ‘Love Actually’ score.

As well as his compositions for picture, Craig Armstrong has also released consecutive successful solo albums, ‘The Space Between Us’, and 2016’s ‘It’s Nearly Tomorrow’. He is also known for his genre defining work with Massive Attack as well as arrangements for Madonna & U2 amongst many other contemporary artists.

Recognised as a pioneer in his art, Armstrong was awarded an O.B.E for services to the music industry in 2010, and in 2016 received the Henry Mancini Award from the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).

Music lovers should not miss this rare chance to experience a Craig Armstrong gig in London, with his last being at the Barbican in 2002. He will perform some of his most well known compositions from his solo albums, film, and also new works which will be released later this year.


Monday 23 July 2018

Prom 13: Pioneers of Sound

Royal Albert Hall

Programme
Delia Derbyshire, The Delian Mode
Chaines, Knockturning (world premiere of new arrangement for orchestra)
Spiegel, Only Night Thoughts (world premiere)
Suzanne Ciani, Improvisation on Four Sequences
Daphne Oram, Still Point (world premiere of revised version)

The London Contemporary Orchestra leads a late-night tribute to the legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – pioneers of experimental electronic music – which includes Daphne Oram’s groundbreaking Still Point and music by RW stalwart Delia Derbyshire.

Daphne Oram’s visionary Still Point fills the cavernous space of the Royal Albert Hall for the first time in the premiere of a revised realisation based on recently discovered archive material. Composed in 1949 – almost a decade before Oram co-founded the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – the piece was possibly the first to combine a live orchestra with live electronic manipulations, here played via turntables.

Still Point forms the centrepiece of a late-night sonic exploration that features work by Delia Derbyshire – another Radiophonic Workshop pioneer who achieved cult status for her electronic arrangement of the Doctor Who TV theme – as well as new works inspired by the Radiophonic legacy.

There will be no interval

Suzanne Ciani
Shiva Feshareki, Turntables/Electronics
James Bulley, Live Mix/Electronics
London Contemporary Orchestra
Robert Ames, Conductor


Friday 8 June 2018

Thomas Bartlett & Nico Muhly with LCO

LSO St Luke's

Using Colin McPhee’s transcriptions of Balinese music as a springboard for their own texturally hypnotic dual piano compositions, Nico Muhly and Doveman perform a collection of nine new songs.

Colin McPhee, whose music inspired tonight’s performance, was the first composer to seriously study the music of Java and Bali, producing a number of transcriptions for two pianos that reimagined the gamelan for Western ears. In turn, Nico Muhly and Doveman reimagine McPhee’s transcriptions for the 21st Century, borrowing their mesmerising interlocking patterns for a new collaborative album to be released on Nonesuch Records, Peter Pears: Balinese Ceremonial Music – which they will perform in its entirety tonight.

The record, ten years in the making, was born from Muhly’s and Bartlett’s shared love of Colin McPhee’s music. McPhee himself was a close friend of Benjamin Britten and his partner Peter Pears – an accomplished musician in his own right, for whom this collaborative project is named.

LCO Soloists


Saturday 26 May 2018

Actress & London Contemporary Orchestra

Barbican Hall

+ Duval Timothy, Silvia Kastel and Toxe

Hazy Electronica goes orchestral as Actress and the LCO present the latest iteration of their ever-evolving collaboration, ahead of a new album released on Ninja Tune.

Texture has always been one of the primary concerns of Actress (aka Darren Cunningham), his music melding peculiar samples with decayed dancefloor sounds to create abstract, R&B concrète. In the LCO he finds an ensemble that matches his curiosity for finding new, unusual sounds – a plastic shopping bag becomes a snare drum, while a piano prepared with Blu Tack is transformed into a live sampler. Taking the helm on drum machine and laptop, Actress integrates with the LCO to become one instrument – the orchestra reimagined as a groovebox.

Complementing the performance is a programme of like-minded musical adventurers curated by Actress. Multi-disciplinary artist Duval Timothy opens the evening with his impressionistic piano compositions, before a performance from Silvia Kastel, whose music blends sound art, noise and dance music. After the show, Swedish producer Toxe will make a debut live appearance on the ClubStage with a set of jittery house rhythms, hip-hop beats and muscular pop.


Tuesday 10 April 2018

LCO Soloists: Different Trains

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Performers from the London Contemporary Orchestra present Steve Reich’s Different Trains on the 30th anniversary of its premiere.

Bryce Dessner Aheym (for guitar & string quartet)
Mica Levi You belong to me (for string quartet)
Steve Reich Different Trains (for string quartet & tape)

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Friday 9 March 2018

John Cale (2018-1964): A Futurespective

Barbican Centre, London

Nimbly navigating both the Experimental and Pop worlds, John Cale performs a career-spanning set with help from the London Contemporary Orchestra.

Since before his time as the Velvet Underground’s Avant-Gardist-in-residence, Cale has been a totally uncompromising artist, embracing manifold musical approaches across his remarkable career. Tonight, joined by the LCO, he’s exploring the enormous scope of his musical output; playing selections from the Velvet Underground, the proto-minimalist songs of The Dream Syndicate – his collaboration with La Monte Young and others – and the richly enigmatic music from his landmark solo albums.

His is a difficult career to summarise succinctly – who else could have collaborated with both Terry Riley and the Happy Mondays? He’s a Classical composer and Pop genius; virtuosic violist and vitriolic Rock’n’Roller; moody Drone artist and pastoral Welsh songwriter.

Please note there will be two performances: March 9th at 7.30pm; March 10th at 7.30pm

Tickets £35 – £45.

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Wednesday 31 January 2018

Phantom Thread: Live

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London

Be one of the first to see Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film Phantom Thread with Jonny Greenwood’s soundtrack performed live by the LCO. Director Paul Thomas Anderson and composer Jonny Greenwood introduce the film starring Daniel Day-Lewis in this preview event, before the film is released in the UK on 2 February 2018.

London Contemporary Orchestra
Robert Ames (conductor)

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Friday 8 December 2017

Spitalfields Winter Festival 2017: In the Light of Air

Shoreditch Church (St Leonard's), London

Creating a home for mindful listening, London Contemporary Orchestra performs works by Pauline Oliveros and the London premiere of Anna Thorvaldsottir’s In The Light Of Air.

Transforming Shoreditch Church into a home for mindful listening, London Contemporary Orchestra will perform selections of works by Pauline Oliveros, which explore producing sound naturally for meditative practice.

Following this, LCO will perform the London premiere of Anna Thorvaldsottir’s In The Light Of Air. Rumbling and atmospheric, it calls to mind the sparse landscapes of Thorvaldsottir’s native Iceland, featuring a light installation which dims and glows according to the players’ breath.

Generously supported by the RVW Trust and Hinrichsen Foundation

Approx. Running Time: 1hr & 15mins. Tickets £28

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Image Credit: Saga Sigurdardottir


Friday 27 October 2017

Uniqlo Tate Lates – ‘Electronic Pioneers’

The Tanks at Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1
>> FREE OF CHARGE no booking required

CHAINES writes a new work for flutes, clarinet, harp, electronics and reverb exclusively for a one-off performance with London Contemporary Orchestra at Uniqlo Tate Lates, in the unique setting of the Tate Tanks. At the heart of CHAINES‘ new work is the music of early groundbreaking electronic pioneers including Delia Derbyshire, Daphne Oram and Else Marie Pade.

Discover this unique world-premiere set and LCO commission, written and performed by CHAINES with LCO, alongside an eclectic mix of art, music, talks, film and workshops.

Listen in to our special NTS feature radio show on Oct 31st for more music from leading female electronic pioneers.

‘Electronic Pioneers’ is funded and supported by The Hinrichsen Foundation; The RVW Trust; The Ambache Trust.

Opening hours: 18:00 – 22:00

This event is free and do not require booking.

More information here >>

 
Photograph CHAINES © Bruce Atherton

 

 


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.

Robert Ames (conductor)

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

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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

Hugh Brunt (conductor)

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

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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 18 August 2017

GABA-analogue: LCO + Shiva Feshareki + Lee Gamble

Printworks, Surrey Quays Road, London SE16 7PJ

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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


Saturday 12 August 2017

Under the Skin: Live

Kazakhstan Central Concert Hall, Astana, Kazakhstan

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Mica Levi Under the Skin (dir. Jonathan Glazer)

LCO is joined by Kazakhstani musicians to perform Under the Skin for one night only at the Kazakhstan Central Concert Hall. A seminal recent work of UK contemporary film and music making, the film was never distributed in Kazakhstan and so this presentation marks the first opportunity that audiences will have to see it live.

Robert Ames (conductor)

The performance is organised by the British Council Kazakhstan in partnership with Esquire Kazakhstan.


Friday 30 June 2017

Daniel Wohl and LCO: music from Holographic

Kings Place, York Way, London

Kings Place Daniel Wohl LCO 2 x 1In this special performance Daniel Wohl and London Contemporary Orchestra perform music from Holographic at Kings Place.

In 2016, Holographic, Daniel’s sophomore album was released on New Amsterdam Records. Commissioned by the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series and the Baryshnikov Arts Center.

Daniel Wohl’s music blends electronics with acoustic instrumentation. He has produced albums, orchestral and chamber works, film and ballet scores, and has received critical praise as one of his generation’s ‘imaginative, skilful creators’ (New York Times).

Tickets £16.50 / £9.50 Savers

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[Photography: Daniel Wohl © Nathan Lee Bush; London Contemporary Orchestra © Tom D. Morgan]


Thursday 18 May 2017

LCO @ (Le) Poisson Rouge: The London Sound

(Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St, New York

Photo © Mark Allan BBC

LCO takes #TheLondonSound stateside with the orchestra’s New York debut at (le) Poisson Rouge on Tuesday May 18th, conducted by Robert Ames.

Edmund Finnis Relative Colour
Mica Levi suite from ‘Jackie’ (US premiere)
Mica Levi suite from ‘Under the Skin’
Jonny Greenwood Application 45 Version I; Future Markets; Sweetness of Freddie (US premiere)
Jed Kurzel suite from ‘Macbeth’ (world premiere)
Ricardo Romaneiro 12 Volt Ghost Render
Julius Eastman Joy Boy
Philip Glass Echorus

Table seating tickets $15; standing bar tickets $10. No reservations available for seated tickets, first come, first seated. Doors 6pm. Concert 7pm

Tickets and more information here >>

[Photograph: LCO / Robert Ames © Mark Allan BBC]


Saturday 18 March 2017

Moonlight: Live

Barbican Centre, London

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Already with a Golden Globe for Best Drama Motion Picture and four BAFTA nominations, Barry Jenkins‘s touching exploration of black gay identity in modern America, Moonlight, is enhanced in this special European premiere screening featuring the soundtrack performed live by the LCO.

The story centers around Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. Meeting him at three chapters in his life, grappling with his sexuality, fleeting experiences of love and acceptance contrasted with pain and confusion. As he journeys through life and self-discovery, his feelings seem out of touch with the often rough and toxic masculinity of his surroundings – and he struggles to cope.

The character’s sense of isolation, being trapped between conflicting identities, is beautifully reflected in Nicholas Britell’s score. Combining elements of Southern Rap with orchestral Chamber Music, with the score seemingly in slow motion, taking influence from chopped and screwed Hip-Hop remixes. This effect of slowing things down suspends each interaction, zooming in on Chiron’s emotions, his yearning.

Ryan McAdams (conductor)
Nicholas Britell (piano/organ; audio production)
Tim Fain (violin)

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Tuesday 14 March 2017

The xx / Night + Day Brixton

O2 Academy, Brixton

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London Contemporary Orchestra joins The xx and a stellar bill of support acts and after-parties for the band’s upcoming ‘Night + Day’ run of gigs at the Brixton Academy.

The now legendary ‘Night + Day’ series was started by the trio back in 2013 with a run of specially curated gigs in Lisbon, Berlin and London. Now in support of their acclaimed new album ‘I See You‘, they’ve applied the same treatment to seven London shows.

LCO supports The xx on Tuesday March 14th, performing work by Mica Levi.

* THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT *


Saturday 4 March 2017

LCO Soloists: Royal Albert Hall’s Loading Bay

Loading Bay, Royal Albert Hall, London

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London Contemporary Orchestra return to the Royal Albert Hall for a unique performance from the Hall’s Loading Bay space, as part of the 12-day ‘Love Classical’ festival. Deep underground and accessed via the Loading Bay’s ramp, this is the first time ever the space has been used for a classical music performance.

LCO present an eclectic programme of music including works from long-term collaborator Jonny Greenwood, giants of American Minimalism Steve Reich and Michael Gordon, Mica Levi of Micachu & The Shapes and CHAINES. 

With support from Mara Carlye and Liam Byrne.

Doors 3:15pm for 4pm support.

Jonny Greenwood Prospector’s Quartet from ‘There Will Be Blood’ (for string quartet)
CHAINES I Found This (for cello, performed by Oliver Coates)
Michael Gordon Potassium (for amplified string quartet)
Mica Levi SAW (for viola, performed by Robert Ames)
Jonny Greenwood 88 (for piano)
Steve Reich Triple Quartet (for string quartet and pre-recorded tape)

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Tuesday 7 February 2017

There Will Be Blood: Live – Bristol

Colston Hall, Bristol

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Academy Award-winning There Will Be Blood with Jonny Greenwood’s score performed live by the LCO.

Cynthia Millar (ondes Martenot)
Galya Bisengalieva (violin)
Oliver Coates (cello)
Hugh Brunt (conductor)

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Monday 6 February 2017

THERE WILL BE BLOOD: LIVE – BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Academy Award-winning There Will Be Blood with Jonny Greenwood’s score performed live by the LCO.

Cynthia Millar (ondes Martenot)
Galya Bisengalieva (violin)
Oliver Coates (cello)
Hugh Brunt (conductor)

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Sunday 5 February 2017

There Will Be Blood: Live – Birmingham

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Academy Award-winning There Will Be Blood with Jonny Greenwood’s score performed live by the LCO.

Cynthia Millar (ondes Martenot)
Galya Bisengalieva (violin)
Oliver Coates (cello)
Hugh Brunt (conductor)

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Monday 30 January 2017

There Will Be Blood: Live – London

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Academy Award-winning There Will Be Blood with Jonny Greenwood’s score performed live by the LCO.

Jonny Greenwood (ondes Martenot)
Galya Bisengalieva (violin)
Oliver Coates (cello)
Hugh Brunt (conductor)

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Saturday 14 January 2017

Arthur Russell’s ‘Tower of Meaning’ (UK premiere)

Kings Place (Hall Two), London

Photography by Tom D Morgan - www.tomdmorgan.com
LCO makes its Kings Place debut with a performance of Arthur Russell’s orchestral work Tower of Meaning. The ensemble will be led by percussionist Bill Ruyle, who will also conduct, and trombonist Peter Zummo, (both long-term collaborators of Russell’s and performers on the original 1983 Chatham Square label recording), with Oliver Coates on cello. Part of an ongoing collaboration between Ruyle, Zummo and Coates exploring Russell’s music, Tower of Meaning will be performed in the round to offer an immersive experience of the composition’s meditational flow.

Russell Tower of Meaning (UK premiere, with Oliver Coates)

Eastman Joy Boy (UK premiere)

Mary Jane Leach Wolff Tone E-Tude

Mica Levi You belong to me (string quartet)

Bach Prelude to Cello Suite number 4

PLEASE NOTE: This event was previously listed as seated, but due to artistic developments is now standing. If you require a seat for this event, please contact Kings Place Box Office on 020 7520 1490.

Saturday 14 January at 8pm & Sunday 15 January at 3pm & 8pm.

Tickets: £16.50 / £9.50 Savers

More information here >>


Saturday 26 November 2016

The Hub Sessions @ British Grove Studios

British Grove Studios, London

LCO Soloists HUB Sessions

The Hub Sessions is a unique event for composers, players and promoters working at the forefront of their fields to meet and discuss modern composition and performance.

LCO’s principal players will be workshopping and recording existing instrumental music from Brown, Feldman and Mica Levi, alongside new orchestrations of works by Jon Hopkins, Nils Frahm and Autechre. There will also be Q & A interviews with LCO’s co-Artistic Directors and Principal Conductors Robert Ames and Hugh Brunt. The sessions will be recorded for LCO’s ever-expanding video archive as well as for broadcast on future sessions of LCO’s monthly NTS Radio show. 

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The Hub Sessions are supported by:

Arts Council England; PRS for Music Foundation; The RVW Trust; The Lucille Graham Trust


Friday 25 November 2016

The Hub Sessions @ Union Chapel

Union Chapel, London

LCO Soloists HUB Sessions

In November’s Hub Sessions LCO’s principal players will be workshopping and recording existing instrumental music from Brown, Feldman and Mica Levi, alongside new orchestrations of works by Jon Hopkins, Nils Frahm and Autechre. There will also be Q & A interviews with LCO’s co-Artistic Directors and Principal Conductors Robert Ames and Hugh Brunt. The sessions will be recorded for LCO’s ever-expanding video archive as well as for broadcast on future sessions of LCO’s monthly NTS Radio show. 

Click here for LCO’s video archive >>

Click here for LCO’s NTS Radio show >>

The Hub Sessions are supported by:

Arts Council England; PRS for Music Foundation; The RVW Trust; The Lucille Graham Trust


Tuesday 18 October 2016

LCO Soloists: FIGHTBACK at The Roundhouse

Roundhouse, London

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LCO Soloists perform at ‘FIGHTBACK’ at The Roundhouse, a fundraising concert in support of the Music Venues Trust. The charity performs a vital a role in protecting the future of iconic live music venues in the UK. MVT fights to preserve and improve these grassroots venues, improving the experience for performers and audiences and ensuring musicians and music fans continue to have access to this essential part of UK music heritage.

Galya Bisengalieva and Robert Ames perform the 4th movement from Brother by Edmund Finnis, Saw by Mica Levi and Obsession from Ysaÿe‘s Sonata No. 2.

Proceeds go the Music Venues Trust Emergency Response Service


Saturday 15 October 2016

BBC Radio 3: Big Chamber Weekend

Wells Cathedral, Somerset

Live Recording of Radio 3's Open Ear at the Church of St John-at-Hackney in London on Thursday 30 June 2016. Photo by Mark Allan/BBC

LCO performs Messiaen’s Trois petits liturgies de la presence divine for women’s voices, piano, ondes martenot, percussion and strings at Wells Cathedral. Part of the BBC Radio 3 Big Chamber Weekend.

Conducted by Christopher Finch, with Simon Smith and Cynthia Millar.

Photo: Mark Allan


Sunday 9 October 2016

Organ Reframed – Union Chapel

Union Chapel, London

Live Recording of Radio 3's Open Ear at the Church of St John-at-Hackney in London on Thursday 30 June 2016. Photo by Mark Allan/BBC

Organ Reframed is a three day festival of film, intimate solo sets, improvisations and larger scale commissions based around Union Chapel’s 1877 organ, designed and built for the space. The weekend brings an experimental approach to this extraordinary instrument and will challenge perceptions of what it is capable of.

In celebration of the final night of the festival, the London Contemporary Orchestra with James McVinnie will perform five new works from prolific composers: Craig Armstrong, Mark Fell, Alex Groves, Chaines and Catherine Lamb, many writing for the organ for the first time. These works will firmly put the organ in the spotlight as an instrument which plays a key role in the development of new music today. Plus, the premiere of the revised version of Edmund Finnis‘ ‘Between Rain’ and the first public performance of Mica Levi‘s ‘Brain’.

Robert Ames (conductor)

Photo: Mark Allan


Thursday 29 September 2016

Steve Reich & Bill Morrison: Different Trains – Live

Metal at Edge Hill Station, Liverpool

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LCO Soloists will perform Steve Reich’s Different Trains on September 29th as part of a special site-specific event at Metal Liverpool’s Edge Hill station, the oldest active passenger railway station in the world.

For the first time in the composition’s 28-year history a film accompaniment has been permitted, in the form of a newly commissioned work from artist and filmmaker Bill Morrison.

The unique performance will take place in the presence of Steve Reich himself, in collaboration with the LCO and Sound Intermedia. The event will also feature a supporting presentation of Reich’s Electric Counterpoint, performed by Mats Bergstrom.

This project is presented by Metal in partnership with Southbank Centre, Liverpool Biennial, Culture Liverpool and Boiler Room.


Saturday 24 September 2016

‘In C’ with Terry Riley

Barbican Centre, London

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You can hear Terry Riley’s influence in everything from piano music to techno and psychedelia. Here is a rare opportunity to see the composer himself participate in a performance of his most-celebrated piece ‘In C’, revisiting last year’s collaboration with the LCO.

Starting with a single pulsing ‘c’ note, ‘In C’ slowly builds into something constantly shifting and changing, with a trance-inducing rhythm at its heart.

Part of the joy of seeing it live is that every performance is different, leaving the performers to interpret it as they wish. Damon Albarn, Brian Eno and Nick Zinner turned it into an infectious Afro-pop song for the Africa Express project, and Pantha du Prince transposed the piece onto bells, chimes and electronic pulses. Now it comes full-circle back to its composer, for his take on it over 50 years on.

Opening the concert, Riley plays more intimate pieces solo and duo with his son, guitarist Gyan Riley, giving an introduction to both composers’s back catalogues, and performing the European premiere of a new piece.


Thursday 25 August 2016

Ron Arad’s ‘Curtain Call’

Roundhouse, London

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Ron Arad’s Curtain Call returns to the Roundhouse as part of the ground-breaking London venue’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Consisting of 5,600 silicon rods suspended from an 18m diameter ring, the work will display artwork from a wide array of artists and provide a dramatic setting for a series of live music events.

Part of the original line-up at the installation’s inception in 2011, the LCO returns to Curtain Call on August 25 with a fresh and exciting programme featuring LCO-commissioned premieres and works inspired by the Roundhouse Main Space and this iconic installation.

Morton Feldman Rothko Chapel
CHAINES (aka Caroline Haines) new work (world premiere – LCO commission)
John Tavener Svyati
Mica Levi new work (world premiere – LCO commission)
Yoko Ono Sky Piece to Jesus Christ

Hugh Brunt (conductor)

The curtain will display bespoke artwork created specially for LCO’s programme by Nicol Vizioli, UniversalAssemblyUnit, Ioana Sisea, Pavel Samokhvalov, and Hannah Perry.


Sunday 7 August 2016

LCO Soloists + NU:NORD: Union Chapel

Union Chapel, London

Tetora resizeLCO’s collaboration with music & performing art network NU:NORD continues, with a North / South mini-series this summer, showcasing work from NU:NORD’s 2016 creative workshop programme and compositions from new-music creators from Canada, Norway and the UK.

The Sunday Sessions is a fortnightly event featuring some of London’s finest acoustic musicians in the stunning surroundings of Union Chapel. This session will feature the work of 15 Canadian, Norwegian and UK composers, performed by the LCO Soloists, Canada’s Architek Percussion, and violinist/NU:NORD co-director Mira Benjamin.

Tickets £10 in advance or £12 on the door (+ booking fee). Discounts Union Chapel members.

On August 5th LCO Soloists perform at the Creative Arts Building, University of Huddersfield. Click here for more details.


Friday 5 August 2016

LCO SOLOISTS + NU:NORD: Huddersfield

Creative Arts Building, University of Huddersfield

Tetora resizeLCO’s collaboration with music & performing art network NU:NORD continues, with a North / South mini-series this summer, showcasing work from NU:NORD’s 2016 creative workshop programme and compositions from new-music creators from Canada, Norway and the UK.

The evening starts at 6:30pm in Phipps Hall with a set from Montreal-based quartet Architek Percussion. At 7:45pm LCO Soloists perform in the CAB Atrium with new compositions by Amber Priestley, David Pocknee, Tyler Futrell, David Stephen Grant and Peter Edwards. 

Admission is FREE and no ticket is required.

On August 7th the series continues in London with The Sunday Sessions presents NU:NORD at Union Chapel, Islington. Click here for more details.


Saturday 23 July 2016

ACTRESS + LCO: MOSCOW

Strelka Institute, Moscow, Russia

Tickets and more info >>


Saturday 16 July 2016

Latitude Festival: LCO Soloists

Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk

Photography by Tom D Morgan - www.tomdmorgan.com

Making a welcome return to Latitude, the LCO present works from two giants of American Minimalism, Michael Gordon and Steve Reich. The set also includes a rare opportunity to hear 88 for solo piano by the LCO’s long-term collaborator Jonny Greenwood, alongside Prospector’s Quartet, composed by Greenwood for Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood. SAW for solo viola by Mica Levi of Micachu & The Shapes receives its first performance outside of London.

Tickets and more info >>


Thursday 30 June 2016

BBC Radio 3 in Concert: St John at Hackney

St John at Hackney Church, London

Live Recording of Radio 3's Open Ear at the Church of St John-at-Hackney in London on Thursday 30 June 2016. Photo by Mark Allan/BBC

Following on from January’s BBC Radio 3 New Year New Music concert, the LCO returned to St John at Hackney for Open Ear – a concert of contemporary music featuring pieces by Shiva FesharekiAndrew Hamilton and Meredith Monk, as well as solo performances from Shiva Feshareki, composer and performer Neil Luck, and pianist Sarah Nicolls.

Hosted by Sara Mohr-Pietsch and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

Robert Ames (conductor)

Photo: Mark Allan


Friday 24 June 2016

DEEP∞MINIMALISM: ‘Still Point’

St John's Smith Square, London

shivaDaphne Oram Still Point, for orchestra, treated instrumental recordings and turntables
(realised by Shiva Feshareki & James Bulley – world premiere)
John Cage Twenty-Three
Pauline Oliveros Rock piece

Robert Ames (conductor)


Monday 20 June 2016

InTRANSIT Festival: Adrift

South Kensington Underground, London

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More information >>


Friday 17 June 2016

Portsmouth Festivities: opening concert

Portsmouth Cathedral

LCO - Best Kept Secret Festival

Jonny Greenwood Detuned Orchestra (There Will Be Blood)
Edmund Finnis Across White Air
Pauline Oliveros Rock Piece*
Catherine Lamb Tone/Noise
Jonathan Harvey Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco
Mica Levi SAW
Claude Vivier Zipangu

Hugh Brunt (conductor)

*with musicians from Portsmouth Grammar School


Monday 25 April 2016

LCO Soloists + NU:NORD

Roundhouse (Dorfman Hub), London

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Isaiah Ceccarelli (Canada): Bow for string quartet
Eric Skytterholm Egan (Norway): Through the Embers for 2-8 players (string quartet version)
Claire M Singer (UK): 4-8-1 for string quartet and 8-channel Live electronics
Amber Priestley (UK): …And go ahead! Dare to be irrational! for violinist & field recordings
Iannis Xenakis: Tetora for string quartet


Wednesday 10 February 2016

Actress + LCO

Barbican Centre, London

A unique collaboration commissioned and curated by Boiler Room and the London Contemporary Orchestra pairs producer Darren Cunningham, aka Actress, with the LCO. This world-first performance of the live show will be debuting brand new material as well as expanded arrangements of his dark and brooding electronica.

Over a decade of releases Cunningham has built a reputation as a fine creator of cerebral abstract techno, or R&B concrète, crafting pulsing kickdrums, jittering percussion and chopped sample loops into churning, rumbling tracks soaked in static. But he has also been on record saying he wants to make ‘classical stuff for a modern generation’, an ambition finally realised with this project.

Emphasising the rich textures of his music, the LCO bring a new dimension to Cunningham’s choice of sounds which celebrate the ambiguity of sound colour that sits between electronic and acoustic spaces. With the producer in effect using them as a new instrument, matching his electronic loops with precise manipulation of their acoustic instruments, together they form a heightened kind of chamber music.

This project has been curated by Boiler Room and the LCO with the support of Arts Council England and the backing of leading British independent record label Ninja Tune, with additional support from NTS.

More info >>


Wednesday 3 February 2016

Harmonic Series: LCO Soloists

Royal Festival Hall (Blue Room, Spirit Level), London

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Éliane Radigue Occam XVII for double bass (world premiere)
Kevin Volans String Quartet No. 2 (Hunting – Gathering)

Dominic Lash (double bass)
LCO Soloists

Harmonic Series presents Kevin Volans’ second string quartet Hunting – Gathering (performed by LCO Soloists) and the world premiere of Éliane Radigue’s newest work written for bassist Dominic Lash, presented in the intimate surroundings of Spirit Level (Blue Room) at Royal Festival Hall.

Tickets £5 (plus booking fee) with concessions available.

More info >>


Friday 8 January 2016

BBC Radio 3 in Concert: New Year New Music

St John at Hackney Church, London

New Year New Music: a performance of contemporary music given by the LCO which offers a snapshot of where things are at in 2016: including pieces by Jonny Greenwood, Catherine Lamb, Laurence Crane, CHAINES and Edmund Finnis.

Plus, solo performances from electronic artist Leafcutter John, composer/performer Jennifer Walshe, and soprano Juliet Fraser with pianist Mark Knoop.

Hosted by Sara Mohr-Pietsch, and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

Galya Bisengalieva (violin)
Oliver Coates (cello)
Hugh Brunt (conductor)

More info >>


Sunday 20 December 2015

LCO Soloists: Sonos Studio London

Sonos Studio London, Shoreditch

Monthly Sunday residency at Sonos Studio London: open rehearsals and performance

Jed Kurzel cues from Slow West (world premiere live performance)
Jonny Greenwood cues from Norwegian Wood
Scelsi Trio for Strings accompanied by a new film from Nicol Vizioli commissioned by LCO

Galya Bisengalieva (violin)
Eloisa-Fleur Thom (violin)
Robert Ames (viola)
Zoe Matthews (viola)
Brian O’Kane (cello)
Max Ruisi (cello)
Adam Wynter (double bass)
Alastair Putt (guitar / mandolin)

More info >>


Thursday 10 December 2015

Shades Lengthen

St John at Hackney Church, London

St John at Hackney Church

Trad. Tonus Peregrinus chant
Kaija Saariaho Sept Papillons^
Magister Grimace (ed. Hugh Brunt) Se Zephirus / Se Jupiter: I
(Codex Chantilly – MS fol. 19: Ballade)
Edmund Finnis Shades Lengthen** (world premiere)
(London Music Masters commission, supported by The Boltini Trust)
Arvo Pärt Annum per annum^^
Magister Grimace Se Zephirus / Se Jupiter: II
John Cage In a Landscape~
Trad. Tonus Peregrinus chant

London Contemporary Orchestra & Choir
Oliver Coates (cello)^
Benjamin Beilman (violin)**
Anna Lapwood (organ)^^
Katherine Tinker (piano)~
Hugh Brunt (conductor)

Credits sheet >>

In partnership with London Music Masters


Sunday 1 November 2015

LCO Soloists: nyMusikk

Ingensteds, Oslo, Norway

Laurence Crane Holt Quartet
David Stephen Grant Bånsull
Eric Skytterholm Egan Through the Embers
– – – – – – – –
Edmund Finnis Brother
Ansgar Beste Dialogues Fragiles
Kristin Bolstad FRISK
– – – – – – – –
Howard Skempton Tendrils

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

More info >>


Sunday 25 October 2015

LCO SOLOISTS: THE HUB SESSIONS III

Roundhouse (Dorfman Hub), London

Erik Nyström new work
Call for Scores screening – please see information below
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Alvin Lucier I am Sitting in a Room
– – – – – – – –
Shiva Feshareki For Jack (Volcano)
Screening of Brother Quay / Stockhausen In Absentia

Erik Nyström (sound projection)

Tickets: £9 advance (plus booking fee); £15 on the door
Book online >>

There will be two 15-minute intervals

Call for Scores

The closing date for submissions (Friday 9 October) has now passed

For the LCO’s third and final #‎TheHubSessions Call for Scores, composers / sound artists of any age and nationality are invited to submit electronic scores to accompany one of Ioana Sisea Atelier’s Present Continuous films.

Three shortlisted entries will be showcased on the LCO’s website and YouTube channel, with one of the films receiving a screening as part of this performance (following a workshop session and open discussion with Ioana).

The selected composer will be shortlisted alongside March and April 2015 Call for Scores composers Neil Quigley and Stephen Wilkinson, one of whom will receive a £1,000 commission from LCO Soloists for 2015/16.

Click here for full details.

‘In Absentia’ screening by kind permission of the British Film Institute
Supported by Arts Council England


Saturday 17 October 2015

JONNY GREENWOOD AND LCO SOLOISTS: BUDAPEST

Béla Bartók National Concert Hall, Budapest

Jonny Greenwood Mata Aini Kuru Kara Ne (‘Norwegian Wood’)
Jonny Greenwood Prospectors Arrive (‘There Will Be Blood’)
Jonny Greenwood Future Markets (‘There Will Be Blood’)
Gerald Barry Triorchic Blues*
Messiaen Vocalise-Étude
Jonny Greenwood There Will Be Blood (‘There Will Be Blood’)
Jonny Greenwood Miniature
Mica Levi Love (‘Under The Skin’)^
Jonny Greenwood Loop
Interval
Steve Reich Electric Counterpoint
Jonny Greenwood Application 45 Version 1 (‘The Master’)
Jonny Greenwood Sweetness of Freddie (‘The Master’)
Jonny Greenwood 88: Sketch I & II**
Jonny Greenwood Setting Up Arrows
Ysaÿe Sonata No. 2: I. Obsession^^
Jonny Greenwood Self-Portrait with Seven Fingers

Jonny Greenwood (electric guitar / ondes Martenot / tanpura)
Daniel Pioro (violin)*
Galya Bisengalieva (violin)^^
Robert Ames (viola)
Ian Anderson (viola)
Oliver Coates (cello)^
Brian O’Kane (cello)
Dave Brown (double bass)
Katherine Tinker (piano)**
Hugh Brunt (conductor)
Graeme Stewart (sound designer)


Thursday 15 October 2015

Jonny Greenwood and LCO Soloists: Moscow

YOTASPACE, Moscow, Russia

Jonny Greenwood

Jonny Greenwood Future Markets (‘There Will Be Blood’)
Jonny Greenwood Prospectors Arrive (‘There Will Be Blood’)
Messiaen Vocalise-Étude
Gerald Barry Triorchic Blues*
Jonny Greenwood There Will Be Blood (‘There Will Be Blood’)
Jonny Greenwood Miniature
Mica Levi Love (‘Under The Skin’)^
Jonny Greenwood Self-Portrait with Seven Fingers
Interval
Steve Reich Electric Counterpoint
Jonny Greenwood Application 45 Version 1 (‘The Master’)
Jonny Greenwood 88: Sketch**
Jonny Greenwood Sweetness of Freddie (‘The Master’)
Ysaÿe Sonata No. 2: I. Obsession^^
Jonny Greenwood Fight with Cudgels
Jonny Greenwood Loop
Encores:
Jonny Greenwood Future Markets (‘There Will Be Blood’)
Jonny Greenwood Microtonal Shaker
Jonny Greenwood Loop

Jonny Greenwood (electric guitar / ondes Martenot / tanpura)
Daniel Pioro (violin)*
Galya Bisengalieva (violin)^^
Robert Ames (viola)
Ian Anderson (viola)
Oliver Coates (cello)^
Brian O’Kane (cello)
Dave Brown (double bass)
Katherine Tinker (piano)**
Hugh Brunt (conductor)
Graeme Stewart (sound designer)

[Photo: Hugh Brunt]


Sunday 27 September 2015

LCO Soloists: Sonos Studio London

Sonos Studio London

Open House Weekend: LCO Soloists Residency

Jonny Greenwood Prospector’s Quartet from ‘There Will Be Blood’
CHAINES I Found This
Michael Gordon Potassium
Mica Levi SAW
Jonny Greenwood 88 (UK premiere)
Steve Reich Triple Quartet

Galya Bisengalieva (violin I)
Eloisa-Fleur Thom (violin II)
Robert Ames (viola)
Oliver Coates (cello)
Katherine Tinker (piano)
Simon Hendry (sound design)

Entry: free, booking required
More info >>


Wednesday 19 August 2015

THERE WILL BE BLOOD: LIVE

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Academy Award-winning There Will Be Blood with Jonny Greenwood’s score performed live by the LCO and Greenwood.

Jonny Greenwood (ondes Martenot)
Galya Bisengalieva (violin)
Hugh Brunt (conductor)

Part of David Byrne’s Meltdown

More info >>
The Times write-up >>
 | Financial Times write-up >>


Saturday 18 July 2015

Terry Riley premiere: ‘Bell Station III’

Barbican Centre, London

Terry Riley

Terry Riley Bell Station III (world premiere)

Members of the London Contemporary Orchestra
Tiffin Boys’ Choir
Terry Riley (vocals / prepared piano)
Robert Ames (conductor)

Part of Doug Aitken’s Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening

The Guardian write-up >>


Friday 3 July 2015

Jonny Greenwood and LCO Soloists: Open’er Festival

Gdynia-Kosakowo Airport, Poland

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Jonny Greenwood Miniature
Edmund Finnis Brother
Jonny Greenwood Application 45 Version 1 (‘The Master’)
Messiaen Vocalise-Étude
Jonny Greenwood Future Markets (‘There Will Be Blood’)
Jonny Greenwood Prospectors Arrive (‘There Will Be Blood’)
Jonny Greenwood 88: Sketch*
Jonny Greenwood There Will Be Blood (‘There Will Be Blood’)
Steve Reich Electric Counterpoint
Jonny Greenwood Self-Portrait with Seven Fingers
Jonny Greenwood Loop

Jonny Greenwood (electric guitar / ondes Martenot / tanpura)
Daniel Pioro (violin)
Galya Bisengalieva (violin)
Robert Ames (viola)
Ian Anderson (viola)
Brian O’Kane (cello)
Clare O’Connell (cello)
Dave Brown (double bass)
*Gwenaëlle Rouger (piano)
Hugh Brunt (conductor)
Erik Nyström (sound designer)
Graeme Stewart (sound engineer)

[Photo: Hugh Brunt]


Monday 29 June 2015

BECK

Barbican Centre, London

Beck - Barbican

Part of Doug Aitken’s Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening

More info >>
The Guardian write-up >>


Sunday 21 June 2015

Jonny Greenwood and LCO Soloists: Best Kept Secret Festival

Beekse Bergen, Hilvarenbeek, Holland

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Jonny Greenwood Miniature
Edmund Finnis Brother
Messiaen Vocalise-Étude
Jonny Greenwood Future Markets (‘There Will Be Blood’)
Jonny Greenwood Prospectors Arrive (‘There Will Be Blood’)
Mica Levi Love (‘Under The Skin’)*
Jonny Greenwood There Will Be Blood (‘There Will Be Blood’)
Steve Reich Electric Counterpoint
Jonny Greenwood Self-Portrait with Seven Fingers
Jonny Greenwood Loop

[Photo: Hugh Brunt]


Wednesday 17 June 2015

Jonny Greenwood and LCO Soloists: Dublin

Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland

Beck with special guests Jonny Greenwood and LCO Soloists

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Jonny Greenwood Miniature
Edmund Finnis Brother
Messiaen Vocalise-Étude
Jonny Greenwood Future Markets (‘There Will Be Blood’)
Jonny Greenwood Prospectors Arrive (‘There Will Be Blood’)
Mica Levi Love (‘Under The Skin’)*
Jonny Greenwood There Will Be Blood (‘There Will Be Blood’)
Steve Reich Electric Counterpoint
Jonny Greenwood Loop
Jonny Greenwood Self-Portrait with Seven Fingers

[Photo: Galya Bisengalieva]


Sunday 31 May 2015

LCO Soloists

Union Chapel, London

Laurence Crane Holt Quartet
Xenakis Tetora
Mica Levi Saw
Schnittke A Paganini
John Lely The Harmonics of Real Strings
David Stephen Grant Bånsull

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


Tuesday 12 May 2015

London Music Masters: New Music Concert

The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London

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

Robert Ames (viola)
Eloisa-Fleur Thom (violin)
Roderick Chadwick (piano)
Hyeyoon Park (violin)
Richard Uttley (piano)


Monday 4 May 2015

Discrete Positions: LCO Soloists

Unit 9 Gallery, Market Avenue, Huddersfield

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

More info >>


Sunday 12 April 2015

LCO Soloists: The Hub Sessions II

Roundhouse (Dorfman Hub), London

Call for Scores workshop:
Stephen Wilkinson Frail

Vivier Cinq Chansons pour Percussion: Chanson du Matin
Couperin Première Suite des Pièces de Violes: Prélude
Vivier Cinq Chansons pour Percussion: Chanson à Midi
Couperin Première Suite des Pièces de Violes: Courante
Vivier Cinq Chansons pour Percussion: Chanson au Soleil
Couperin Première Suite des Pièces de Violes: Allemande Légère
Vivier Cinq Chansons pour Percussion: Chanson à la Mort
Couperin Première Suite des Pièces de Violes: Sarabande Grave
Vivier Cinq Chansons pour Percussion: Chanson d’Adieu

Edmund Finnis Colour Field Painting

Sam Wilson (percussion)
Liam Byrne (viola da gamba)
Tom Foster (harpsichord)
Edmund Finnis (sound projection)


Thursday 26 March 2015

Harmonic Series: LCO Soloists

Royal Festival Hall (Blue Room, Spirit Level), London

Morton Feldman untitled work for solo violin (unpublished)*
Catherine Lamb String Quartet (world premiere)

*Daniel Pioro (violin)
Galya Bisengalieva (violin)
Robert Ames (viola)
Oliver Coates (cello)


Sunday 15 March 2015

LCO Soloists: The Hub Sessions I

Roundhouse (Dorfman Hub), London

Scelsi Trio for Strings
Caroline Haines (aka CHAINES) new work

Call for Scores workshop:
Neil Quigley crutch

Mica Levi Love (from ‘Under the Skin’)
Edmund Finnis Brother (new extended version)

Galya Bisengalieva (violin)
Robert Ames (viola)
Oliver Coates (cello)


Wednesday 25 February 2015

Jonny Greenwood and LCO Soloists: Festival Antigel

Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland

Jonny Greenwood Miniature
Jonny Greenwood Setting Up Arrows
Edmund Finnis Sister
Jonathan Harvey Ricercare una Melodia
Jonny Greenwood Future Markets (‘There Will Be Blood’)
Mica Levi Love (‘Under The Skin’)
Jonny Greenwood 88 (new material)
Jonny Greenwood Loop
Interval
Steve Reich Electric Counterpoint
Messiaen Vocalise-Étude
Jonny Greenwood Sweetness of Freddie (‘The Master’)
Schnittke A Paganini
Jonny Greenwood Prospectors Arrive (‘There Will Be Blood’)
Parsons In Nomine III à 5
Jonny Greenwood Self-Portrait with Seven Fingers
Encore:
Jonny Greenwood Loop


Saturday 21 February 2015

Jonny Greenwood & LCO Soloists: Oxford

St John the Evangelist, Oxford


Tuesday 18 November 2014

Goldfrapp

Royal Albert Hall, London

Goldfrapp RAH

London duo Goldfrapp returned to the Royal Albert Hall for a special one-off show with the LCO.

The show saw a 20-piece orchestra and choir join Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory to perform their sixth studio album, 2013’s Tales of Us, in its entirety, as well as a selection of other Goldfrapp favourites.

A sumptuous body of work, Tales Of Us was two years in the crafting and is their most narrative, cinematic and intimate recording so far. All the album’s songs, bar the haunting Stranger, are named in the first person with a cast list of evocative character sketches.

Support for the performance came from singer-songwriter Mara Carlyle.


Friday 10 October 2014

Jonny Greenwood and LCO Soloists: Manchester

The Albert Hall, Manchester


Saturday 23 August 2014

Imogen Heap’s Reverb

Roundhouse, London

Howard Skempton Lento
Delia Derbyshire The Delian Mode (electronics)
Nick Ryan Synaes (world premiere, Roundhouse commission)
Edmund Finnis Between Rain (world premiere, LCO commission)
Kaija Saariaho Verblendungen

Hugh Brunt (conductor)


Wednesday 6 August 2014

There Will Be Blood: Live – Roundhouse

Roundhouse, London

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Academy Award-winning There Will Be Blood with Jonny Greenwood’s score performed live by the LCO

Jonny Greenwood (ondes Martenot)
Daniel Pioro (violin)
Oliver Coates (cello)
Hugh Brunt (conductor)

More info >>
The Independent review (5*) >>


Monday 28 July 2014

Jonny Greenwood and LCO Soloists: Roundhouse

Roundhouse, London


Wednesday 23 July 2014

InTRANSIT Festival: Across White Air

Holy Trinity Sloane Square, London

Byrd (arr. Hugh Brunt) Mass for Four Voices: Kyrie
Jonathan Harvey Ricercare una Melodia* (UK premiere)
Byrd Mass for Four Voices: Gloria
Edmund Finnis Relative Colour** (UK professional premiere)
Jonathan Harvey Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco
Byrd Mass for Four Voices: Sanctus & Benedictus
Edmund Finnis Across White Air^ (world premiere, LCO commission)
Byrd Mass for Four Voices: Agnus Dei

*Robert Ames (viola)
^Oliver Coates (cello)
**Hugh Brunt (conductor)
Erik Nyström (sound design)


Saturday 14 June 2014

Jonny Greenwood and LCO Soloists: Farnborough

The Wind Tunnel Project, Farnborough


Friday 13 June 2014

James Lavelle’s MELTDOWN

Royal Festival Hall, London

UNKLE play a specially created, audiovisual show for Meltdown, presented by James Lavelle and Mara Carlyle.

This one-off show features the LCO (conducted by Robert Ames), Goldsmiths Vocal Ensemble, Mark Lanegan, DJ Shadow, Rosie Lowe, Liela Moss, Keaton Henson and Michèle Lamy. Visuals are provided by Nathan Coley, Doug Foster, Jonathan Glazer, UVA, Toby Dye, The Light Surgeons and Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones.

More info >>


Saturday 31 May 2014

Mirepoix Musique

Salle Paul Dardier, Mirepoix

A programme of English string music including John Woolrich’s Capriccio and Ulysses Awakes

Daniel Pioro (violin)
Charlotte Bonneton (viola)
Robert Ames (conductor)

More info >>


Friday 28 March 2014

LCO Soloists: Liam Byrne

LimeWharf, London


Monday 17 March 2014

Harmonic Series: LCO Soloists

Royal Festival Hall (Spirit Level), London

Laurence Crane Raimondas Rumsas
Laurence Crane Sparling 2000
Howard Skempton Tendrils
Éliane Radigue L’isle re-sonante


Friday 28 February 2014

LCO Soloists: Mr. Underwood / Kit Downes

LimeWharf, London

Mr. Underwood / Kit Downes / Sasha Koushk-Jalali


Sunday 23 February 2014

Jonny Greenwood and LCO Soloists: Wapping

Wapping Hydraulic Power Station

Upper room
Jonny Greenwood Prospector’s Quartet (There Will Be Blood)
Purcell Fantasia a 3 in G minor, Z. 734
Edmund Finnis Sister

Lower room
Jonny Greenwood Reiko (Norwegian Wood)
Jonny Greenwood Miniature (new material)
Edmund Finnis Brother
Jonny Greenwood Fight with Cudgels (new material)
Xenakis Kottos
Jonny Greenwood Prospectors Arrive (There Will Be Blood)
Parsons In Nomine III a 5
Jonny Greenwood Application 45 Version 1 (The Master)
Messiaen Vocalise-Étude
Jonny Greenwood Microtonal Sketches (new material)
Jonny Greenwood There Will Be Blood (There Will Be Blood)
Jonny Greenwood Mata Aini Kuru Kara Ne (Norwegian Wood)
J.S. Bach Cello Suite. 5 in D minor: III Courante
Jonny Greenwood Future Markets (There Will Be Blood)
Jonny Greenwood Loop (new material)
Jonny Greenwood Self-Portrait with Seven Fingers (new material)

Jonny Greenwood (electric guitar / ondes Martenot / tanpura)
Daniel Pioro (violin)
Galya Bisengalieva (violin)
Robert Ames (viola)
Charlotte Bonneton (viola)
Oliver Coates (cello)
Jonathan Byers (cello)
Dave Brown (double bass)
Antoine Françoise (piano)
Hugh Brunt (conductor)
Erik Nyström (sound designer)

LCO would like to thank:

Baxter & Bailey
Maxim Bendall
Viviana Bianchini
Grace Cole
Drambuie
Bryce Edge
Faber Music
Edmund Finnis
Timothy Greaves
Jonny Greenwood
Amy Hinds
Joe Hyames
Shin Katan
Rosanna Lowton
Point Source
Emma Reynolds
Harry Ross
UK Real Estate Ltd.
W Communications
With Associates


Friday 31 January 2014

LCO Soloists: Antoine Françoise

LimeWharf, London

Pianist Antoine Françoise presents a 4-hour meditation on unknown material.


Sunday 1 December 2013

Silent Shakespeare

Sunday 1 December 2013
St James Theatre, London

Screening of Silent Shakespeare with live accompaniment (score by Laura Rossi)

Hugh Brunt (conductor)


Friday 29 November 2013

LCO Soloists

Friday 29 November 2013
LimeWharf, London

Rozalie Hirs Bridge of Babel
Edmund Finnis Brother
W.A. Mozart Duo in Bb for Violin and Viola, K. 424
Taking Time – a film by Anne Harild with live electronic soundtrack by Edmund Finnis

Galya Bisengalieva (violin)
Charlotte Bonneton (viola)


Friday 25 October 2013

LCO Soloists

Friday 25 October 2013
LimeWharf, London

La Monte Young Composition No. 7
J.S. Bach Two-part Invention No. 6 in E major
Edmund Finnis Sister
Martin Suckling Nocturne
Laurence Crane Raimondas Rumsas
Jennifer Walshe The Book of Tamworth

Daniel Pioro (violin)
Oliver Coates (cello)


Saturday 19 October 2013

Nike: FEEL LONDON

Shoreditch Studios, London

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Edmund Finnis Sister
Edmund Finnis Brother
Gregor Riddell Whirl (LCO commission)

Daniel Pioro (violin)
Galya Bisengalieva (violin)
Robert Ames (viola)
Christopher Graves (cello)
Harry Cameron-Penny (clarinet)
Ric Elsworth (percussion)


Thursday 17 October 2013

Nike: FEEL LONDON

Thursday 17 October 2013
Shoreditch Studios, London

Edmund Finnis Sister
Edmund Finnis Brother
Gregor Riddell Whirl (world premiere, LCO commission)

Daniel Pioro (violin)
Galya Bisengalieva (violin)
Robert Ames (viola)
Christopher Graves (cello)
Harry Cameron-Penny (clarinet)
Ric Elsworth (percussion)


Thursday 3 October 2013

Imagined Occasions: Oval Space

Oval Space, London

Pousseur 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


Thursday 22 August 2013

Imagined Occasions: Primrose Hill – Roundhouse

Primrose Hill / Roundhouse, London

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Primrose Hill
Vivier Zipangu*
Edmund Finnis Colour Field Painting (world premiere, LCO commission)

Roundhouse
Stockhausen KLANG – Die 24 Stunden des Tages
21st Hour: Paradies (world premiere, 8-track version)
9th Hour: Hoffnung (London premiere)
7th Hour: Balance (UK premiere)
13th Hour: Cosmic Pulses

*Hugh Brunt (conductor)
Kathinka Pasveer (sound projection)

Co-production with the Roundhouse
Part of Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse – Conrad Shawcross Timepiece

Photos: © Bruce Atherton / Jana Chiellino 2013


Friday 24 May 2013

Imagined Occasions: Aldwych Underground

Friday 24 May 2013
Aldwych Underground (disused), London

Cage Excerpts – 7pm to 8pm
Philippe Manoury Dickinson Studies
Feldman The Viola In My Life 3
Thomas Adès Darknesse Visible
Gregor Riddell Det Usynlige (world premiere, LCO commission)
Øyvind Torvund Neon Forest Space (UK premiere)
Cage Imaginary Landscape No. 1
Harvey The Angels
Vivier Glaubst du an die Unsterblichkeit der Seele
(London premiere)
Brothers Quay/Stockhausen In Absentia

Hugh Brunt (conductor)


Saturday 27 April 2013

LCO Soloists

Saturday 27 April 2013
The Victorian Vaults, London

Gerald Barry Triorchic Blues (solo violin)
Jonathan Harvey Chant (solo viola)
György Kurtág Signs, Games and Messages (solo cello)
Oliver Knussen Secret Psalm (solo violin)
Benedict Mason String Quartet No. 1

Post-concert screening: Andrzej Krauze The Flying Lesson

Daniel Pioro & Galya Bisengalieva (violins)
Robert Ames (viola)
Oliver Coates (cello)


Wednesday 6 March 2013

LCO Soloists

Wednesday 6 – Friday 8 March 2013
LimeWharf, London

Music by Howard Skempton, Purcell and Jonathan Harvey


Friday 8 February 2013

PRS for Music Foundation – New Year Party 2013

Scala, London

Performances from Kwes, Sam Lee, LCO, Ayanna and Hatcham Social (DJ set)


Sunday 12 August 2012

Southbank Centre: Meltdown Festival

Sunday 12 August
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London

William Basinski (arr. Maxim Moston) Disintegration Loop 2.1 (World premiere)
William Basinski (arr. Maxim Moston) Disintegration Loop 1.1 (European premiere)

Ryan McAdams (conductor)


Thursday 2 August 2012

BT London Live 2012: LCO Soloists

Thursday 2 August
Victoria Park (Main Stage), London

Eckhart Kopetski Canned Heat
Steve Reich Nagoya Marimbas
Mara Carlyle Bowlface En Provence; King; I Blame You Not; The Devil And Me

Mara Carlyle (singer)
Daniel Pioro & Beatrice Philips (violins)
Robert Ames (viola)
Peteris Sokolovskis (cello)
Nick Ramm (piano)
Jack Fawcett & Samuel Hoile (percussion)


Friday 13 July 2012

Latitude Festival: LCO Soloists

Friday 13 July
Latitude Festival (Film & Music Arena), Henham Park, Suffolk

Xenakis Rebonds B
Steve Reich Nagoya Marimbas
Mara Carlyle Bowlface En Provence; King; I Blame You Not; The Devil And Me

Mara Carlyle (singer)
Daniel Pioro & Beatrice Philips (violins)
Robert Ames (viola)
Peteris Sokolovskis (cello)
Antoine Françoise (piano)
Ric Elsworth & Jack Fawcett (percussion)


Tuesday 10 July 2012

Royal Albert Hall: LCO Soloists

Tuesday 10 July
Royal Albert Hall (Elgar Room), London

Thomas Adès Darknesse Visible
Jonathan Cole Simulacrum
Berio Sequenza IXa
George Benjamin Three Miniatures for Solo Violin
Cage Excerpts – 7pm to 8pm
Feldman The Viola in My Life III
Jonathan Harvey Homage to Cage
Xenakis Psappha

Scott Lygate (clarinet)
Daniel Pioro (violin)
Robert Ames (viola)
Antoine Françoise (piano)
Joley Cragg (percussion)


Thursday 21 June 2012

Union Chapel: Dixon Clark Court Symphony

Thursday 21 June
Union Chapel, London

A unique, site-specific sound installation with a hundred and sixty-five sounds identified, collected and curated from the neighbouring Islington towers of Dixon Clark Court and Union Chapel. Arranged by Sarah Strang, composed by Nathaniel Robin Mann and Daniel Merrill with live performance by the LCO.


Saturday 3 March 2012

Roundhouse: Reverb 2012

Saturday 3 March 2012
Roundhouse, London

Xenakis Metastasis
Gabriel Prokofiev Concerto for Bass Drum and Orchestra (European Premiere)*
Stockhausen Studie I (Elektronische Musik)
Jonny Greenwood Doghouse
Vivier Orion

Joby Burgess (bass drum)
Daniel Pioro (violin) | Robert Ames (viola) | Oliver Coates (cello)
Hugh Brunt (conductor)


Monday 12 December 2011

Spitalfields Music: Winter Festival

Monday 12 December
Shoreditch Church, London

Vivier Pulau Dewata
Martin Suckling
de sol y grana (world premiere, commissioned by London Music Masters)
Grisey Vortex Temporum

Agata Szymczewska (violin)
Antoine Françoise (piano)
Hugh Brunt (conductor)


Sunday 4 September 2011

Royal Opera House: Deloitte Ignite 2011

Sunday 4 September
Royal Opera House, London (Paul Hamlyn Hall)

Mike Figgis’s Just Tell The Truth

Hugh Brunt (conductor)


Tuesday 23 August 2011

Roundhouse: Curtain Call

Tuesday 23 August
Roundhouse, London

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Tallis Sancte Deus
John Adams Shaker Loops
Tallis O Nata Lux
John Woolrich Ulysses Awakes
Tallis Salvator Mundi
Arvo Pärt Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten

London Contemporary Orchestra & Choir
Robert Ames (viola)
Hugh Brunt (conductor)


Sunday 17 July 2011

Latitude Festival: LCO Soloists

Sunday 17 July 2011
Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Suffolk

Steve Reich Different Trains
John Cage Four

Daniel Pioro & Charlotte Bonneton (violins)
Robert Ames (viola)
Colin Alexander (cello)


Friday 15 July 2011

InTRANSIT Festival

Friday 15 July 2011
Commonwealth Institute Building, London

Stravinsky Epitaphium (für das Grabmal des Prinzen Max Egon zu Fürstenberg)
Harrison Birtwistle Orpheus Elegies
J.S. Bach / Harrison Birtwistle Three Fugues from The Art of Fugue –
Contrapunctus VII, XII, XVII
Harrison Birtwistle Tombeau in Memoriam Igor Stravinsky


Friday 13 May 2011

The Old Vic Tunnels: LCO Soloists

Friday 13 May 2011
The Old Vic Tunnels, Waterloo

Jonathan Cole/Colin Alexander Forum for ensemble (world premiere)
Feldman The Viola In My Life II for viola and ensemble
Colin Alexander Transmission for trumpet (world premiere)
Laurence Crane Three Pieces for Solo Cello
John Woolrich 5 Scherzi for violin (world premiere)
Xenakis Rebonds B for percussion
Jonathan Cole Simulacrum for viola (world premiere, revised version)
Thomas Adès Catch for clarinet, piano, violin and cello

Aftershow:
Shiva Feshareki
Micachu

Hannah Grayson (flute)
Harry Cameron-Penny (clarinet)
Huw Morgan (trumpet)
Antoine Françoise (piano/celeste)
Sarah Cresswell (percussion)
Daniel Pioro (violin)
Robert Ames (viola)
Oliver Coates (cello)
Hugh Brunt (conductor)
Sebastian Durkin (sound design)


Sunday 5 December 2010

Belle and Sebastian: UK Tour

The Sage Gateshead Sunday 5 December 2010
Symphony Hall, Birmingham Monday 6 December 2010
O2 Apollo Manchester Tuesday 7 December 2010

Hugh Brunt (conductor)


Friday 5 November 2010

Roundhouse: Frank Zappa

Friday 5 November 2010
Roundhouse, Camden

Varèse Intégrales
Frank Zappa The Yellow Shark Listen to clip >>

Hugh Brunt (conductor)

Part of the Roundhouse’s Frank Zappa – 70th Birthday Celebration, made possible by the generosity and collaboration of Gail Zappa and The Zappa Family Trust.


Sunday 10 October 2010

Roundhouse: Metropolis

Sunday 10 – Tuesday 12 October 2010
Roundhouse, Camden

Screening of Metropolis (2010 restored version) with live accompaniment (original soundtrack by Gottfried Huppertz).

Hugh Brunt (conductor)

Listen to clip >>


Saturday 17 July 2010

Latitude Festival: Belle and Sebastian

Saturday 17 July 2010
Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk

Belle and Sebastian & LCO

Hugh Brunt (conductor)


Friday 16 July 2010

Latitude Festival: Aldeburgh Music’s ‘Faster Than Sound’

Friday 16 July 2010
Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk

Mira Calix & Larry Goves pedotin (world premiere); ipo (world premiere)
Vivier Zipangu
John Woolrich Ulysses Awakes
Simon Fisher Turner Cold, Cold, Cold; Attitude (world premiere)
John Adams Shaker Loops
Emily Hall & Toby Litt Songs

Robert Ames (viola)
Mara Carlyle (singer)
Oliver Coates (cello)
John Reid (piano)
Hugh Brunt (conductor)

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Friday 25 June 2010

Spitalfields Music: Summer Festival

Friday 25 June 2010
Village Underground, Shoreditch

Vivier Zipangu
Schnittke Concerto Grosso No. 1
Brothers Quay Street of Crocodiles

Daniel Pioro & Charlotte Bonneton (violins)
Hugh Brunt (conductor)


Saturday 15 May 2010

Aldeburgh Music: Faster Than Sound

Saturday 15 May 2010
Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk

Tristan Brookes Ur (world premiere)
Emily Hall & Toby Litt Songs (world premiere)
Jonathan Cole burburbabbar za (world premiere, revised version)
Jonny Greenwood smear

Mara Carlyle (singer)
Oliver Coates (cello)
John Reid (piano)
Cynthia Millar & Valérie Hartmann-Claverie (ondes Martenot)
Hugh Brunt (conductor)


Saturday 23 January 2010

Call for Scores Workshop

Saturday 23 January 2010
Roundhouse, Camden (Studio Theatre)

Jaime Hamilton one pile of inseperable ashes…
Lina Tonia Prismatic
Daniel McCallum Fading Sunlight

Hugh Brunt (conductor)

Panel: John Woolrich, Marcus Davey and Rolf Hind


Saturday 23 January 2010

Roundhouse: Reverb

Saturday 23 January 2010
Roundhouse, Camden

Biosphere (aka Geir Jenssen) Shhoctavoski (UK premiere)
Steve Reich Different Trains
Shiva Feshareki TTKonzert (world premiere)
John Cage Seventy-Four (UK premiere)

Shiva Feshareki (turntables)
Hugh Brunt (conductor)

View photos >>
Watch video >>


Saturday 27 June 2009

Jonathan Cole: burburbabbar za

Saturday 27 June 2009
Village Underground, Shoreditch

Jonathan Cole simulacrum
Jonathan Cole burburbabbar za (LCO commission, world premiere)

Robert Ames (viola)


Tuesday 26 May 2009

Matmos & LCO

Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 May 2009
Village Underground, Shoreditch

Headline:
Matmos – Drew Daniel & M.C. Schmidt (orchestrations by Anna Meredith)
Listen to clip >>

Support:
Howard Quin & Micromattic (LCO commission, world premiere)
Sarah Nicolls


Sunday 11 January 2009

Call for Scores Workshop

Sunday 11 January 2009
The Warehouse, Waterloo

Tristan Brookes Fragments for Hypatia
Steven Daverson Elusive Tangibility IV: O-Tsukimi
Ruaidhri Mannion He broke from them, and then he broke from himself
Camilo Mendez 3 Constellations

Baldur Brönnimann (conductor)

Panel: Jonathan Cole, Richard Barrett, Rolf Hind


Monday 17 November 2008

United Visual Artists & LCO

Monday 17 November 2008
Covent Garden Market

Covent Garden Christmas Lights Launch

Hugh Brunt (conductor)

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Friday 10 October 2008

LSO St Luke’s: 2008 Season

Friday 10 October 2008
LSO St Luke’s, Old Street

Britten Serenade for tenor, horn and strings
Emily Hall Put Flesh On! (LCO commission, world premiere) Listen to clip >>
Jonny Greenwood Popcorn Superhet Receiver Listen to clip >>
Messiaen Les Offrandes Oubliées

Andrew O’Brien (tenor)
Nicholas Ireson (horn)
Oliver Coates (cello)
Hugh Brunt (conductor)
Sound Intermedia


Saturday 6 September 2008

LSO St Luke’s: 2008 Season

Saturday 6 September 2008
LSO St Luke’s, Old Street

Colin Alexander Potential Fracture Lines (world premiere)
Simon Holt a second box of brief candles
Simon Holt Lilith
Jonathan Cole Assassin Hair (world premiere, revised version)

Amy Moore (soprano)
Mark Simpson (clarinet)
Hugh Brunt (conductor)


Sunday 15 June 2008

LSO St Luke’s: 2008 Season

Sunday 15 June 2008
LSO St Luke’s, Old Street

Erkki-Sven Tüür Searching for Roots (Hommage à Sibelius) (London premiere)
Kaija Saariaho Nymphea Reflection
Thomas Adès Violin Concerto ‘Concentric Paths’
Sibelius Tapiola

Thomas Gould (violin)
Hugh Brunt (conductor)


Saturday 15 March 2008

LSO St Luke’s: 2008 Season (Inaugural Concert)

Saturday 15 March 2008
LSO St Luke’s, Old Street

Mark-Anthony Turnage Scorched

Alastair Putt (guitar)
Mat Elliott (bass)
James Gambold (drums)
Hugh Brunt (conductor)