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Renowned vocalist and composer Lore Lixenberg presents her new project: Conlon Nancarrow’s Studies for Player Piano in surround sound. These iconic works, which inspired the writing of Ligeti, Carter, Reich and so many others, have been transcribed for piano and ensemble before, but never before for the human voice. She sings one part live with pre-recorded tracks of her own voice coming through different channels. As she writes, ‘When you perform the rolls ‘live’ you get the mechanical inevitability of the pre-recorded voices with the visceral excitement of witnessing someone attempting the dizzying complex polyrhythms in the moment.’ Prepare for thrilling virtuosity and a kaleidoscopic, immersive experience.
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💡 Luminate 💡
In this monthly series, we shine a light into the crucible of new music creation today, revealing exhilarating cross-currents in sound and style.
From contemporary orchestral composition to shimmering electronic sound worlds, musical expression is becoming less defined by genre, more framed by its emotional and cultural contexts.
Luminate taps into this bold, exploratory landscape in a series of shows that will provoke and inspire.