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London Contemporary Music Festival

Ivan Hewett introduces recordings from the London Contemporary Music Festival, plus a recording of pianist John Snijders in the world premiere of The Red Studio by Christopher Fox.

Ivan Hewett introduces recordings from last month's London Contemporary Music Festival, in conversation with two of the event's directors Igor Toronyi-Lalic and Sam Mackay. And in a recording made specially for Hear and Now, pianist John Snijders performs the world premiere of The Red Studio by Christopher Fox, a work which explores the lost art of "preluding", when pianists would improvise introductions to, and in between, the different works in a concert.

Dieter Schnebel: Maulwerke (2015 solo version)
Christian Kesten (vocal)

Andrew Hamilton: music for people who like art
A genuine coming together

Hanna Hartman: Mezcal No.8 (UK premiere)
Hanna Hartman (amplified objects)

Oyvind Torvund: Untitled School/Mud Jam/Campfire Tunes (UK premiere)
Plus-Minus Ensemble:
Mark Knoop (piano)
Roderick Chadwick (piano)
Serge Vuille (percussion)
Elsa Bradley (percussion)

Christopher Fox: The Red Studio (world premiere)
John Snijders (piano)

Recorded at Ambika P3, University of Westminster.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Dieter Schnebel

    Maulwerke

    Performer: Christian Kesten.
  • Andrew Hamilton

    Music for people who like art

    Performer: A genuine coming together.
  • Hanna Hartman

    Mezcal no. 8

  • Øyvind Torvund

    Untitled School/Mud Jam/Campfire Tunes

    Performer: Plus Minus Ensemble.
  • Christopher Fox

    The Red Studio (World Premiere)

    Performer: John Snijders.

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