Setting all words: James Weeks interviews Michael Oesterle
Michael Oesterle’s piece all words is remarkably simple. It sets all 1,015 three-letter words in the Scrabble dictionary to music. Before performing it at BBC Radio 3 Open Ear on Saturday, EXAUDI’s director James Weeks caught up with Michael to ask an even simpler question, ‘Why on earth would a composer do this?’
We take a look at forthcoming releases on the Orchestra's record label, including a box set of the complete Rachmaninov symphonies and a new concert film featuring Sir Simon Rattle & Pierre-Laurent Aimard.
Susanna Mälkki on Sibelius, Elgar, and becoming a conductor
As Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Susanna Mälkki is in demand around the world. We caught up with her ahead of her return to the LSO on 15 April.
On Saturday 14 April, Serge Vuille and electro-acoustic percussion collective We Spoke: New Music will perfrom at BBC Radio 3 Open Ear at LSO St Luke's. Ahead of the performance, Serge caught up with composer Fritz Hauser, who tells us about how cicadas inspired his piece As We Are Speaking.