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New Music Biennial 2017

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents highlights from the New Music Biennial 2017 recorded in both Hull and London, including music by Mark Simpson, Mica Levi and Philip Venables.

Staged by the PRS for Music Foundation in association with BBC Radio 3 and to coincide with Hull City of Culture 2017, the New Music Biennial showcases new and recent works from a wide range of composers and commissioners in two special events over consecutive weekends, in venues across Hull and London's Southbank Centre. Tonight's programme, presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch, includes some of the twenty works featured, in recordings made both in Hull and at the Southbank Centre, London, including music by Mark Simpson, Mica Levi and James McVinnie and Darkstar.

Mica Levi
Everlast (commissioned by BBC Concert Orchestra)
BBC Concert Orchestra
Andre de Ridder (conductor)

Eliza Carthy
Rivers and Railways (commissioned by Freedom Festival)
Eliza Carthy (vocals)
The Moulettes

Mark Simpson
After Avedon - Piano Trio (commissioned by Gould Piano Trio)
Gould Piano Trio

Brian Irvine and Jennifer Walshe
13 Vices (commissioned by Moving On Music)
Jennifer Walshe (vocals)

James McVinnie and Darkstar
Dance Unity (commissioned by James McVinnie)
James McVinnie (organ)
Darkstar (electronics)

Philip Venables and David Hoyle
Illusions (commissioned by London Sinfonietta)
David Hoyle (performance artist)
London Sinfonietta.

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