Isle of Noises
Marin Alsop and the LPO present five new pieces.
Marin Alsop and the LPO present five new pieces as part of the South Bank Centre's SoundState Season: 'Defining what it means to make new music in the 21st century.'
Recorded at the Royal Festival Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly
Arne Gieshoff: Burr (world premiere)
Anders Hillborg: Sound Atlas (world premiere)
Erkki-Sven Tüür: Solastalgia for piccolo and orchestra (UK premiere)
Interval music from Gavin Bryars
Louis Andriessen Agamemnon: (European premiere)
Helen Grime: Percussion Concerto (world premiere)
Marin Alsop conductor
Stewart McIlwham piccolo
Colin Currie percussion
London Philharmonic Orchestra
When Alex Ross, author of The Rest Is Noise, said that Britain was one of the best places in the world to make new music, tonight’s concert was the kind of thing he had in mind.
Arne Gieshoff is a young German composer who’s found his voice in London. Helen Grime, one of the most powerful young British talents, provides a new showpiece for percussion phenomenon Colin Currie. Leading Dutch composer Louis Andriessen’s Agamemnon receives its European premiere, and the LPO’s own Principal Piccolo introduces a new concerto from Estonia, before the whole Orchestra gives the world premiere of the Concerto for Orchestra by the cult Swedish composer Anders Hillborg.