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Steen-Andersen: Black Box Music

 12 March 2014 at 7.30pm 

Steen-Andersen: Black Box Music

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
South Bank, London SE1
United Kingdom
08700 606 096

London Sinfonietta
Gerry Cornelius conductor

A pair of hands is thrust inside a black box; their gestures are projected live onto the stage, directing an ensemble of musicians that surround the audience.

Simon Steen-Andersen leads the cohort of young composers defining Denmark’s cutting edge. The London Sinfonietta takes on Black Box Music, an extraordinary example of his style that demonstrates why his work has been widely performed and acclaimed across Europe already.

This is a musical 'follow the leader' that verges on the chaotic, even humorous. Yet in the hands of Steen-Andersen, the sonic results make for a compelling experience that exists somewhere between concert music and installation art.

His video piece RunTime Error is also a tour de force. Made from a pre-recorded film of him racing through the aisles and backstage spaces of the Southbank Centre, he replays and manipulates the footage live with two joysticks.

Simon Steen-Andersen : RunTime Error
Christian Winter Christensen : String Trio
Rune Glerup : Quartettsatz
Nicolai Worssae : New Work
Simon Steen-Andersen : Black Box Music

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