Programme to include:
Carola Bauckholt Doppelbelichtung (UK premiere)
Leo Chadburn Five Loops for the Bathyscaphe
Matthew Burtner Fragments from the Cold
John Luther Adams Three High Places
Joanna Bailie Artificial Environment No 8
Hollie Harding FERAL (world premiere)
Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions)
£5 under-18s tickets available
£0.60 online booking fee, £0.70 telephone booking fee per transaction – click here for more information on booking fees
Part of the 2019/20 season
Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change
FERAL is generously supported by the Hinrichsen Foundation and Arts Council England.
LSO Jerwood Composer+ is generously supported by Jerwood Arts.
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Film, field recordings and violin loudspeakers inspire an exploration of real and imaginary environments in this multimedia concert of works considering the complex relationship between humans, sounds and ecology.
Descend through the deep sea to the Mariana Trench in Leo Chadburn’s Five Loops for the Bathyscape. Explore the interplay between piano and environmental sound in Joanna Bailie’s Artificial Environments. Experience the twin worlds of violins and birds, brought together in the UK premiere of Carola Bauckholt’s Doppelbelichtung (Double Exposure), and be transported to Alaskan landscapes evoked by the works of eco-political composers Matthew Burtner and John Luther Adams.
Composer and curator Hollie Harding will also present the world premiere of her new work FERAL, with film by Josh Ben-Tovim (Impermanence Dance Theatre). Created in discussion with George Monbiot, author of Feral: Rewilding the Land, Sea, and Human Life, the piece considers themes of rewilding and our loss of connection with the natural world.
Film and electro-acoustic works by composers Alwynne Pritchard and Hildegard Westerkamp will frame the concert programme.
LSO Jerwood Composer+ supports early career composers in programming, planning and delivering chamber-scale concerts in the Jerwood Hall at LSO St Luke’s, including work of their own developed through the scheme.
Hollie is a composer, researcher and curator and has been Director of Production for the London Ear Festival since it began in 2013. Her most recent project Melting, Shifting, Liquid World was the first composition to incorporate the use of open-ear, bone-conduction headsets alongside live acoustic and amplified instruments to create a multi-layered sonic environment for the audience to move around and within. Hollie has worked with Alwynne Pritchard, Sjøforsvarets Musikkorps (Norwegian Navy Band), London Philharmonic Orchestra, CHROMA ensemble, Castallian String Quartet, Ensemble Via Nova (Weimar) and DeciBells (Basel). Current projects include a Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize Commission and a new participatory immersive piece for CoMA.