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Wilde Lieder Marx.Music

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Wed 24 Oct
Contemporary

Wilde Lieder Marx.Music

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Elizabeth Atherton soprano
Michael Wendeberg conductor

New music reflecting the revolutionary ideas, philosophy and legacy of Karl Marx – from three unique perspectives. Celeste Oram’s Pierrot Laborieux [work & The Work] examines the idea of musical work – is a musician’s, or a composer’s, artistry truly free ‘labour’? French composer Frédéric Pattar uses the phenomenon of economic Deflation to sculpt a vivid sonic interpretation of the rise – then fall – of wealth in a capitalist system. And Robert Reid Allan collaborated with Gareth Mattey to imagine Terry Helenson’s Revolutionary Dreams: a man, once boldly protesting Marxist ideals, now confined to a humdrum life in the City. At night, his mind awakens…

Date & time:Wed 24 Oct – 8pm
Venue:Hall Two

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