Hear the songs of birds reimagined afresh in a cross-cultural collaboration between British recorder virtuoso Piers Adams, leader of the celebrated baroque quartet Red Priest, and Japanese Nohkan flute maestro Yukihiro Isso. Together they explore
Two much-loved classical masterpieces, a contemporary interpretation of Noh by dance duo Thick & Tight, plus the UK premiere of a work composed by Yukihiro Isso, which celebrates the awe-inspiring power of nature.
Laura Cannell’s Modern Ritual is ancient, modern, experimental, real, fictional, personal, folkloric. It explores human and mechanical rituals, failure of ritual and provides a platform to premiere new works in the UK.
The charismatic young South African cellist, Abel Selaocoe joins the BBC Singers for Gubaidulina’s spiritual tour de force, the Canticle of the Sun. Written for Rostropovich, her radiantly mystical setting of the St Francis’s prayer
Dressed for the closing night of the original Dadaist nightclub Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, they sound like they are playing jazz at the end of the world’s end. They are like nothing else. Challenging, morphing, eclectic, ethereal – engaging.
The final concert in Riot’s ReNew Series is a programme which sets works by Tristan Murail and Gérard Grisey alongside recent works by some of the most original voices on the international stage. The programme opens with Canadian composer Nicole Lizée’s deconstruction of Quentin Tarantino’s oeuvre for two bass flutes and video, the latest by Lizée in a series of pieces examining the intersection of celebrated film directors and music.
Natural Order is an immersive new work by composer, Ben Corrigan. Featuring a new, co-written text in collaboration with award winning vocalist, Lauren Kinsella that she will perform live alongside new music pioneers the London Contemporary Orchestra.
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Commissioned as part of a unique project in London Sinfonietta’s 50th Anniversary Season, Matthew Herbert’s more, more, more is his response to photographer Andreas Gursky’s photograph of a landfill site in Chimalhuacán, Mexico City. Herbert’s music comments