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Open Ear - London Contemporary Orchestra, Sarah Nicolls, Neil Luck, Shiva Feshareki

Open Ear, a concert with the London Contemporary Orchestra. Music by Meredith Monk, Andrew Hamilton, Shiva Fesharek, plus performers Neil Luck, Sarah Nicolls and Shiva Feshareki.

Open Ear - a concert of contemporary music with the London Contemporary Orchestra playing pieces by Meredith Monk, Andrew Hamilton and Shiva Feshareki, plus solo performances from composer/performer Neil Luck, pianist Sarah Nicolls and electronic artist Shiva Feshareki.
Hosted by Sara Mohr-Pietsch and broadcast live from St John-at-Hackney in London.
Sarah Nicholls will be performing on her specially designed Inside Out Piano, the strings of which can be strummed and plucked while the keyboard is also played.
Shiva Feshareki will be performing on turntables, in duet with Kit Downes playing the massive pipe organ of St John.
Neil Luck performs provocative performance-art spoken word pieces that play with fragmentation and interruption.
London Contemporary Orchestra bring two UK premieres, one by the veteran American minimalist Meredith Monk, and one by the Irish maverick Andrew Hamilton;
plus a piece for two separate string ensembles by Shiva Feshareki.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Shiva Feshareki

      Out of sorts for string ensemble

      Orchestra: London Contemporary Orchestra. Conductor: Robert Ames.
    • Sarah Nicolls

      Seedling

    • Neil Luck

      Selected Poems

      Ensemble: ARCO Quartet.
    • Andrew Hamilton

      Music for Roger Casement

      Orchestra: London Contemporary Orchestra. Conductor: Robert Ames.
  • Interval - secret playlist

    • Daphne Oram

      Passacaglia

      Performer: Daphne Oram.

      private tape provided by the Daphne Oram Trust

    • Scott Walker

      Pilgrim

      Singer: Scott Walker.
      • Bish Bosch.
      • 4AD.
      • CAD3220CD.
    • James Tenney

      Cellogram

      Performer: Nina Hitz.
      • Postal Pieces.
      • New World.
      • 806122.
    • John Zorn

      Hockey (acoustic version 3)

      Ensemble: John Zorn & Ensemble.
      • Hockey.
      • Tzadik.
      • TZ73162.
    • Fridge

      Five Four Child Voice

      • Happiness.
      • Text Records.
      • TEXT002.
  • Part 2

    • Sarah Nicolls

      Resonant Body

    • Shiva Feshareki

      Improvisation

      Performer: Kit Downes.
    • Neil Luck

      Clubcb

    • Sarah Nicolls

      Sleep Scene (Moments of Weightlessness)

    • Meredith Monk

      Backlight for mixed ensemble

      Orchestra: London Contemporary Orchestra. Conductor: Robert Ames.
  • Post-concert

    • Frederick Septimus Kelly

      Elegy (in memoriam Rupert Brooke) for strings

      Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones.
      • Elgar - The Spirit of England.
      • Vocalion.
      • CDLX7172.
    • Lilian Elkington

      Out of the mist

      Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones.
      • Elgar - The Spirit of England.
      • Vocalion.
      • CDLX7172.

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