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Roscoe Mitchell, Fred Frith, George Lewis

Ilan Volkov conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in performances of works by Roscoe Mitchell, Fred Frith and George Lewis. Plus an interview with Gavin Bryars.

In a concert devised and recorded specially for Hear and Now, Ilan Volkov conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in works by three important figures from the world of new music and improvisation. Roscoe Mitchell, founding member of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, brings a new arrangement of his work NONAAH; we hear the world premiere of Memex by trombonist and computer music pioneer George Lewis; and English guitar experimentalist Fred Frith is the soloist in his 2003 work The Right Angel. The concert also includes an improvised set by all three musicians.

And in the third episode of Hear and Now's Composers' Rooms series - exploring the relationship between workspace and composition - Sara Mohr-Pietsch travels to the Leicestershire home of English composer Gavin Bryars.

Presented by Ed McKeon.

Roscoe Mitchell: NONAAH for orchestra
Fred Frith: The Right Angel

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov (conductor)

George Lewis, Roscoe Mitchell, Fred Frith: Improvisation

George Lewis (trombone, electronics)
Roscoe Mitchell (saxophones)
Fred Frith (guitar)

George Lewis: Memex (World Premiere)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov conductor.

2 hours

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Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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