Jonny Greenwood and Anna Meredith to Join 12 Ensemble at London's Barbican
Jun. 01, 2021
The program includes Jonny Greenwood's evocative, Philip Larkin-inspired Water, for chamber orchestra, during which the composer will join the ensemble onstage, playing the tanpura. The eighteen-minute work was originally commissioned and premiered by the Australian Chamber Orchestra in 2014, following the composer's residency with them. It was later released on ABC Classics.
(Water/Jonny Greenwood/Australian Chamber Orchestra/Richard Tognetti, conductor)
Anna Meredith joins the ensemble to perform the live electronics in her composition, Moon, for amplified chamber orchestra. It was originally commissioned and launched by Sinfonia Viva in 2013 with whom she was Composer-in-Residence. The twenty-minute work comprises five movements each lasting four minutes and each inspired by the phases of the moon. Meredith's sister, Eleanor Meredith, will also be providing live drawing as the piece unfolds in what promises to be an intriguing evening.
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for amplified chamber orchestra and electronics