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.

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Photograph CHAINES © Bruce Atherton



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.

Please note there are two showings of this event, including a special late night performance.

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 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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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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