Premiere of Juste Janulyte's new work
Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Juste Janulyte's music moves over the listener like a wave, bathing you in warm sonorities and rich harmonies. Taking a lot of her inspiration from visual aspects of the natural world such as shifting clouds and falling snow, Janulyte's monochromatic compositions seem to play with temperature and density of sound.
Sleeping Patterns is woven from seven hypnotically repetitive patterns of slightly different tempos, which intertwine throughout the ensemble. The piece echoes a sleeping human body and all the regular but not synchronised sounds of our heartbeat, blood flow, and breathing create in sleep.
Programme to include:
Juste Janulyte Sleeping Patterns (UK premiere)
Jack Sheen conductor
Juste Janulyte's catalogue, balancing between the aesthetics of minimalism, spectralism and acoustic electronica, has become one of the most fascinating focal points in the contemporary musical world. Universal Music Publishing Classical
Janulyte has been hailed one of Europe’s most prodigious young composers. Her award-winning music typically features only one type of instrument, producing long, slow, gradual transformations in texture and register. This unique approach sucks time into itself, making it feel both flitting and eternal. Hellen Wright (The Skinny)
Produced by the London Sinfonietta
Sleeping Patterns is co-commissioned by and written for Ensemble Modern, London Sinfonietta and Remix Ensemble
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