Here’s what you can enjoy on day 5 of the LSO St Luke’s 10th Birthday Festival:
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Flight of the Bumblebee
EDDIE McGUIRE Celtic Knotwork
ELLINGTON arr Helen Wilson Caravan
ANJULA SEMMENS Darkness Before Spring *
FUNG LAM Air *
MIKE MOWER Fictions
* new commissions written through LSO Soundhub
Rachel Leach presenter
Gareth Davies flute
Tempest Flute Trio:
This week’s Discovery Friday Lunchtime concert takes place on a Monday! Our series of informal lunchtime concerts give members of the local community an opportunity to hear inspirational music in a relaxed environment.
Today we welcome LSO Principal Flute Gareth Davies and graduates of the LSO Academy, who have now formed their own professional ensemble – the Tempest Flute Trio.
Tickets: free – no need to book, just turn up
Featuring works by:
Gareth Anthony DTG director
Ayanna Witter-Johnson curator
This evening’s concert brings together the LSO Discovery Digital Technology Group and LSO Soundhub in a collaboration that showcases works developed over the past term.
LSO Discovery’s Digital Technology Group (DTG), set up in 2005, gives young people from the local area the opportunity to get creative in the state-of-the-art production studio at LSO St Luke’s, composing, recording and producing their own music. The group meets for regular workshops, led by Gareth Anthony and joined by guest musicians, where they make use of the studio’s facilities (along with their own voices and instruments) to develop music of all kinds, from grime and hiphop to classical and rock.
LSO Soundhub was established in January 2012 with the aim of providing a flexible space for emerging composers to explore, collaborate and experiment. At LSO St Luke’s, the scheme’s home, Soundhub members can try out new ideas and develop existing work in a supportive environment, while having access to vital resources and mentoring from industry professionals and LSO players, essential in helping participants to bridge the gap between higher education and launching professional careers. A current Soundhub Associate, Alexander Hawkins, says: ‘The opportunity to get to know, share ideas with, and develop a community of peers such as the Soundhub cohort has been fantastic’.
Tonight’s programme has been curated by Soundhub member Ayanna Witter-Johnson. She says: ‘Working with the members of DTG has been incredibly inspiring. Week by week, a reciprocal process takes place, whereby I listen to their work and either allow them to develop it further or take a copy home with me to compose or remix the music creating parts for a select group of LSO players to perform alongside the young artists who will, for the most part, be triggering live samples via laptop or playing instruments themselves. With such a wide range of musical styles and high technical skill amongst them, their creative output is remarkable. From soundscapes to fully produced hip-hop tracks, their passion and dedication have inspired me to collaborate with several members as a performer as well as a composer during the development of the project. And I am so proud to share the music we have created in the final concert.’
Image responses to compositions by DTG members, which will be projected during tonight’s performance, have been created by Falmouth University Digital Media students Oliver Williams, Laurence Jenkins and Sam Jones. The BA Digital Media is an Art and Technology course focussed on the design of pervasive and interactive media experiences.
Tickets: £7 (£5 concessions)
Tickets are available on the door, or can be booked online
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For a full list of what’s on throughout the festival please visit http://lso.co.uk/lsostlukes10