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Studio Concert: new music by British composers

 14 November 2013 at 7pm 

Studio Concert: new music by British composers

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
Maida Vale One, Delaware Road, London
United Kingdom

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Garry Walker conductor

British master Robin Holloway’s In China, written in 2012, receives its UK premiere at Maida Vale Studios conducted by Garry Walker. In September 2011, Holloway was invited to explore China with four other composers, to be inspired and write a new orchestral piece embodying his responses to the sensory and cultural experiences there. Holloway particularly responded to the extraordinary landscapes he witnessed on this journey and describes his new work as ‘extremely direct’, to reflect the vastness of Chinese accomplishments such as the skyscrapers in Beijing, the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors Army. He also took inspiration from the ethnic music and the rhythmic quality of the sound of the Chinese language he heard.

Emily Howard’s Solar precedes this; a work which encapsulates the sun. Howard describes the inspiration taken from this object of devotion, with its strong solar magnetic field, reflected in her music by bursting energy on the surface, but always with a slow-burning and intense core.

This concert also features exciting new compositions by Sound and Music Embedded composers Tom Coult, Aaron Holloway-Nahum and Benjamin Oliver, who continue their residency with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

This concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Hear and Now.

Tom Coult : Codex (Homage to Serafini)
Aaron Holloway-Nahum : The Deeper Breath to Follow
Benjamin Oliver : Lullaby for Joni
Emily Howard : Solar
Robin Holloway : In China

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