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Total Immersion: Percussion!

Tom Service presents Wolfgang Rihm's epic Tutuguri for large orchestra, percussionists, taped chorus and speaker performed at the Barbican's Total Immersion: Percussion! event.

Tom Service presents Wolfgang Rihm's epic Tutuguri: two hours of music for large orchestra, percussionists, taped chorus and speaker, composed in the early 1980s and inspired by Antonin Artaud's poem Tutuguri - Le Rite du soleil noir (The Rite of the Black Sun). This performance by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Kent Nagano, recorded earlier this evening at today's Total Immersion event celebrating the world of percussion, features the baritone Leigh Melrose in the role of the speaker. Plus other highlights from the day.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Brian Ferneyhough

    Fanfare for Klaus Huber

    Director: Richard Benjafield. Ensemble: Guildhall Percussion Ensemble.
  • Wolfgang Rihm

    Tutuguri, Parts 1 to 3

    Conductor: Kent Nagano. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Narrator: Leigh Melrose.
  • Wolfgang Rihm

    Tutuguri, Parts 1 to 3

    Conductor: Kent Nagano. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Narrator: Leigh Melrose.
  • Wolfgang Rihm

    Tutuguri, Parts 1 to 3

    Conductor: Kent Nagano. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Narrator: Leigh Melrose.
  • Wolfgang Rihm

    Tutuguri, Parts 1 to 3

    Conductor: Kent Nagano. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Narrator: Leigh Melrose.
  • Wolfgang Rihm

    Tutuguri, Part 4

    Conductor: Kent Nagano. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Peter Garland

    Apple Blossom

    Director: Richard Benjafield. Ensemble: Guildhall Percussion Ensemble.
  • John White

    Drinking and Hooting Machine

    Director: Richard Benjafield. Ensemble: Guildhall Percussion Ensemble.
  • Brian Ferneyhough

    Fanfare for Klaus Huber

    Director: Richard Benjafield. Ensemble: Guildhall Percussion Ensemble.

Credits

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Kent Nagano
Singer Leigh Melrose

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