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.
The first of two performances from LA-based indie singer-songwriter and ambient artist, Emily A Sprague. This show features Sprague under her Florist moniker, performing her third album, Emily Alone, a fragile, arresting record that exudes beauty in its simplicity – a true standout of 2019.
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
Opening with a classical dance piece, Noh theatre merges with Western queer performance in a new work by the award-winning dance duo Thick & Tight, who explore new visions arising from ancient traditions.
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.