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The London Sinfonietta's collaboration with the Warp label created an iconic concert event that arguably changed the direction of contemporary music concert giving in the 21st century.  Programming landmark new music from the 20th century alongside the electronica artists of the 21st inspired a huge new young audience to explore a new repertoire, while making the sonic connection between the pioneering composers of the post-war period and the innovators in music today.

Having received many performances in concert halls and festivals around Europe and the World, the London Sinfonietta's Warp & the 20th Century Masters project continues to inspire a new generation of audiences to experience music beyond their expectation.

Production overview

Duration: c.80mins + c.45mins

Ensemble amplified and with projection and lit stands
Gyorgy Ligeti Poeme Symphonique 20' video only (as video projection)
Conlon Nancarrow arr. Yvar Mikhashoff Player Piano Study No. 7 10' picc.1.1/Eb+bass.altosax.1  2percussion 1piano + amplified harpsichord/celeste
John Cage Sonatas 1+2 from Sonatas and Interludes 3' for solo prepared piano
Boards of Canada arr. David Horne Disintegrations II: Pete Standing Alone 4’ alto.cor.bass.1/contra 1piano 1percussion  
Mira Calix Nunu 10' clarinet/bass : strings + taped and live insect sounds + live electronics (unconducted, unscored improvisation - with Mira Calix + Sound Intermedia)
Aphex Twin Disintegration No. 3 afx237v.7 5' alto/picc.1/cor.bass.contra 1piano 1percussion
John Cage Sonatas 5+6 from Sonatas + Interludes 1' + 2' for solo prepared piano
Steve Reich New York Counterpoint 11' for clarinet and tape
John Cage Sonata 12 from Sonatas and Interludes 3' for solo prepared piano
Gyorgy Ligeti Chamber Concerto 21' 1/picc.1/cor/oboe d'amore.1+1/bass.0 1piano/celeste + 1harpsichord/electric organ (or sampler)
Squarepusher arr. Morgan Hayes Port Rhombus 4' picc.cor.bass.contra   1piano/celeste 1percussion  
Squarepusher arr. David Horne Disintegrations 1: The Tide 8’ alto/picc.cor.bass.contra 1piano 1percussion Overall orchestration: 1/picc/alto.1/cor.1/Eb+bass.altosax/tensax.1/contra  1piano + prepared piano + 1celeste + 1harpsichord + 1electric organ  2percussion + tape +live electronics + live crickets = 21 players + conductor + sound (Sound Intermedia) and projection
Performed with flat-e visual curators, and Sound Intermedia sound projection
Publishers: Mixed

Find out more

Please contact London Sinfonietta CEO & Artistic Director Andrew Burke for more information.

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