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27/04/2013

Tom Service presents music by London-based composer Dai Fujikura interleaved with that by New Yorkers Elliott Carter, Alvin Lucier, John Zorn and Felipe Lara.

'Almost New York' is the playful title for this concert curated by London-based composer Dai Fujikura. Fujikura has long been a frequent visitor to New York to collaborate with its International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) - so much so, that they describe him as 'almost a New Yorker'. And 'Almost New York' is also the title for Alvin Lucier's 2001 work - one of several by actual New Yorkers.

Also in tonight's programme is a recording of Toru Takemitsu's Tree Line, a work for chamber orchestra from 1988 inspired by a row of acacias that were visible from the composer's study window.

Presented by Tom Service in conversation with Dai Fujikura.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Dai Fujikura

    Glacier

    Performers: International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

  • Felipe Lara

    Livro de sonhos I

    Performers: International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

  • Elliott Carter

    90+

    Performers: International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

  • Elliott Carter

    Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux

    Performers: International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

  • Dai Fujikura

    Returning

    Performers: Performers: International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

  • Alvin Lucier

    Almost New York

    Performers: Performers: International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

  • Dai Fujikura

    Rubi(co)n

    Performers: Performers: International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

  • John Zorn

    The Tempest

    Performers: Performers: International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE); Mark Sanders (drums)

  • Toru Takemitsu

    Tree Line

    Performers: Guildhall Chamber Ensemble, Sian Edwards (conductor)

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