Tristan Murail Les Courants de l'espacePer Nørgård Voyage into the Golden ScreenMark David Boden Shadows of a Changing LandLaura Jayne Bowler 3811 Nautical MilesDavid Curington After Onement, IHollie Harding As Echoes SubsideClement Power
ondes MartenotFoyle Future FirstsMembers of the London Philharmonic Orchestra
masterpiece Les Courants de l’espace
has a rich orchestral palette that shimmers between moments of haunting simplicity and passages of swirling density. Murail himself plays the ondes Martenot, a pioneering electronic instrument whose other-worldly sounds produce complex, fluctuating atmospheres. This is the first UK revival for over 25 years – essential listening and an unmissable experience.Listen to an introduction to the Murail in our May podcast >Per Nørgård’s
cult classic, Voyage into the Golden Screen
, is a bewitching aural equivalent of the aurora borealis, the Northern Lights. Nørgård’s sound world is both luminous and ambiguous and the music full of long flowing melodies. Come and marvel at these musical phenomena in the great composer’s 80th year.
Alongside these European masters we present new music by four compelling young composers; the London Philharmonic Orchestra's 2011/12 Leverhulme Young Composers.Listen to introductions by the composers in our May podcast >Mark David Boden’s Shadows of a Changing Land
is a landscape – a musical evocation of the Lake District. Mark’s music is exquisitely crafted and sparsely beautiful.Laura Jane Bowler’s 3811 Nautical Miles
is inspired by the view of the arctic ice cap as seen from a plane This is a landscape of dramatic extremes but also of meditative beauty.David Curington’s After Onement, I
is inspired by the structures and pure colours of the abstract expressionist, Barnett Newman. Like Nørgård and Murail, David’s music is coloured by subtle shades of micro-tuning and simple melodies.Hollie Harding
, aware of the spatial possibilities of the orchestra, explores resonance and echo with a gesture that moves around the orchestra in As Echoes Subside
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Debut Sounds provides the platform for the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s most exciting new talent. The UK’s finest music graduates perform alongside London Philharmonic Orchestra players in a programme of contemporary music, featuring cutting edge compositions from some of the best up-and-coming composers.
The Foyle Future Firsts programme is an annual apprenticeship scheme designed to support young instrumentalists embarking on professional orchestral careers, through playing in full London Philharmonic Orchestra rehearsals, lessons and mentoring from the Orchestra’s Principals, and high profile performance opportunities, including Debut Sounds.
The Leverhulme Young Composers scheme offers composers a unique environment to workshop new music under the mentorship of Composer in Residence Julian Anderson and members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra throughout a year-long relationship with the Orchestra. All student tickets must be collected from the Queen Elizabeth Hall ticket office from 6pm on Tuesday 12 June on presentation of valid student ID.
Leverhulme Young Composers is supported by an Arts Portfolio Grant from the Leverhulme Trust.
The Foyle Future Firsts Programme is generously funded by The Foyle Foundation with additional support from the Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation, the Idlewild Trust, the Lord and Lady Lurgan Trust, the Seary Charitable Trust and the Musicians Benevolent Fund.
Concert supported by Diaphonique, Franco-British fund for contemporary music