World Premiere of Gerald Barry's The Destruction of Sodom
Dec. 01, 2018
On December 15, An assembly will perform the world premiere of Gerald Barry's The Destruction of Sodom scored for eight horns and two wind machines as part of the London Contemporary Music Festival (LCMF) 2018. The composer notes:
"Commissioned by Fundación Federico García Lorca, The Destruction of Sodom refers to the unfinished play of that name by Lorca, La destrucción de Sodoma, Lorca's last work before his death. It is written for eight horns and two wind machines. The horns are Everyday Sodom, the wind machines The Wrath of God."
Listen to Gerald Barry’s Triorchic Blues (1990) in the version for solo cello here:
(Triorchic Blues/Gerald Barry/Ulrich Heinen, cello)
Also on the program is the UK premiere of Chaya Czernowin's Day One: On the Face of the Deep (2017), performed by the LCMF Orchestra, led by Jack Sheen.
In 2017, just under 220 years after The Creation by Joseph Haydn, Ensemble intercontemporain and the Philharmonie de Paris co-commissioned a contemporary setting of the book of Genesis. In this project, ‘EIC 40 – Genesis’, seven composers have created a musical setting of a single day of the Creation. Chaya Czernowin undertook the composition of the first and most fundamental act of creation in which God created heaven and earth – ‘Let there be Light!’ – with the composition of Day One: On the Face of the Deep.
Listen to Chaya Czernowin's Ayre: Towed through plumes, thicket, asphalt, sawdust and hazardous air I shall not forget the sound of (2015) here:
(Ayre: Towed through plumes, thicket, asphalt, sawdust and hazardous air I shall not forget the sound of/
Chaya Czernowin/Norrbotten NEO/Pierre-André Valade, conductor)
To learn more about Gerald Barry, visit: schott-music.com.
To learn more about Chaya Czernowin, visit: schott-music.com.
The Destruction of Sodom (2015)
for eight horns and two wind machines
Day One: On the Face of the Deep (2017)
BERESHIT (Genesis): Day One
for large ensemble