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BBC Singers perform Jonathan Harvey

 23 September 2016 at 7.30pm 

BBC Singers perform Jonathan Harvey

LSO St Luke's, London
161 Old Street London EC1V 9NG
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Martyn Brabbins conductor
Marco Blaauw trumpet
Sound Intermedia electronics
BBC Singers

Haunting, spiritual, ecstatic: Jonathan Harvey’s music blurs the boundaries between east and west, body and soul. Its lucid, bell-like resonances and pioneering use of electronics will take you on a journey into new and transformative worlds. Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco is an electro-acoustic masterpiece. Spinning sonorities ring out as it blends sound samples of a cathedral bell and the voice of a chorister. The looped, harmonised trumpet parts in Other Presences weave sounds that echo the music of Tibetan Buddhist purification rituals. Forms of emptiness sets the vivid flashes of joy in poetry by E.E Cummings against a Buddhist Sanskrit chant, creating moments that feel transient and scarcely real.

Experience Harvey’s compelling music among Britten’s virtuosic cantata Ad Majoren Dei Gloriam and a new work by Wim Henderickx, whose music reflects his fascination for eastern sound-worlds and philosophies.

Jonathan Harvey : Mortuos plango, vivos voco
Jonathan Harvey : I Love the Lord
Jonathan Harvey : The Annunciation
Jonathan Harvey : Other Presences
Jonathan Harvey : Forms of Emptiness
Jonathan Harvey : How Could this Soul not take flight
Benjamin Britten : Ad Majoren Dei Gloriam
Wim Henderickx : Blossomings

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