We are excited to return to the Royal Albert Hall for a live showcase of engaging music of the past 50 years, including five Proms premieres, three cityscapes - and a toy piano! The colourful, rhythmic and beautiful music arranges and alters sound in unexpected and intriguing ways - from sampled speech and street sounds woven into music, to an amplified bassoon transformed into an electric guitar. The programme (performed both on the stage, and from places around the Royal Albert Hall) includes music by four Americans, including two giants of the minimalist movement Steve Reich and Philip Glass, as well as music by three inspiring British composers who have a strong association with the ensemble.
Presented by Georgia Mann live on BBC Radio 3 and on BBC iPlayer (TV)
Philip Glass Facades
Julia Wolfe East Broadway
Conlon Nancarrow arr. Yvar Mikhashoff Player Piano Study No 6
Conlon Nancarrow arr. Yvar Mikhashoff Player Piano Study No 9
Tansy Davies neon
Edmund Finnis in situ
Anna Meredith Axeman
Steve Reich City Life
Geoffrey Paterson conductor
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