Alexandra Stréliski is hardly a conventional pianist. One of the rare women in the neoclassical world, she hails from a classical background yet is free-spirited, creating music fills the listeners’ minds with rich, cinematic images.
Voice of the Whale performed under blue light by anonymous, masked musicians, on instruments that are amplified and modified. This is music from another dimension, an undersea world which audiences will experience on stage, together with our players.
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
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.