Conductor: Jessica Cottis. Hailed in the UK music press as “one to watch”, Jessica Cottis possesses intellectual rigour, innate musicality and an easy authority; she is a charismatic figure on the podium who brings dynamism, intensity and clarity of vision to all her performances.
Langham Research Centre, founded in 2003 by BBC Radio 3 producers, work with vintage equipment to perform 20th century classic electronic repertoire.
Nonclassical DJs, including Gabriel Prokofiev and Laurence Osborn
Concerto for Drum Machine & Orchestra (2018) – *world premiere*
One movement composed by each of: Beni Giles, Laurence Osborn, Josephine Stephenson, Jo Thomas, Max de Wardener
Nick Ryan & John Matthias: Cortical Songs (2008)
A work for string ensemble and solo violin in which the orchestra is partially controlled by the neural patterns of a tiny computer brain. The resultant work takes the orchestra into an ethereal sound world of lush strings juxtaposed with the skittering crackles of neural activity.
Barry Guy: Mr Babbage is Coming to Dinner! (2015)
This piece was inspired by Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine No2 and was commissioned by the NMC. The graphic score hand-drawn and partially coloured by Barry Guy is a work of art in itself. It calls on spontaneity and improvisation from the orchestra.
Part of Convergence 2018
Funded through Arts Council England and PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund.
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