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Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Flow My Tears

 12 March 2014 at 6pm 

Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Flow My Tears

Purcell Room, Southbank Centre
United Kingdom
0844 875 0073

London Sinfonietta
Theatre of Voices
Paul Hillier conductor

Elegant and deeply moving, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen’s music redefines the concept of simplicity. Regarded as a pivotal elder statesman of Danish musical life, his works are as humorous as they are contemplative, as violent as they are beautiful.

This performance consists of a set of pieces recently composed for his 80th birthday, and he has made a programme that perfectly contrasts and then unites the forces of the London Sinfonietta with Theatre of Voices, led by Paul Hillier. The music is extraordinary: curious, inventive, quirky, intense and ultimately beautiful. Across the course of the evening, he deconstructs Dowland’s haunting madrigal Flow My Tears, exploring and expanding its harmony and syllables.

This programme has already received 5* reviews for performances in Denmark and Huddersfield; if you don’t know Gudmundsen-Holmgreen’s music yet, you will be glad you heard it live.

4.45pm Composer Conversation with Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Sound I
Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Sound II
Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Song
Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Run
Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Turn II
Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Company

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