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Stockhausen reimagined

Tom Service presents two world premieres: electronic musician Actress reimagines Stockhausen's Welt-Parlament in "Sin {x} II" and "Duo for Eight Strings" by Harrison Birtwistle.

Tom Service presents the best new music in live performance, including the world premiere of a Duo for Eight Strings by Sir Harrison Birtwistle played by violist Lawrence Power and cellist Adrian Brendel and recorded at Wigmore Hall. Birmingham Contemporary Music Group with sheng soloist, Wu Wei and conductor, Julien Leroy give the premiere of Donghoon Shin's Concerto, Anecdote. Robert Worby interviews veteran New York School composer Christian Wolff about his long life in music, as he visits London to perform his own music at the Barbican. And, the world premiere of a new opera 'Actress x Stockhausen Sin {x} II', a reimagining of Stockhausen's Welt-Parlament, from contemporary electronic musician Actress, also known as Darren Cunningham, and recorded last week at London's Southbank Centre. The libretto was inspired by MPs debating the meaning of love during the Brexit no-confidence vote in December 2018. Actress joins forces with pianist Vanessa Benelli Mosell - a student of Stockhausen, the Netherlands Chamber Choir and conductor Robert Ames.

1 hour, 59 minutes

Music Played

  • Matmos

    Breaking Bread

    Ensemble: Matmos.
    • Plastic Anniversary.
    • Thrill Jockey Records.
    • 1.
  • Donghoon Shin

    Anecdote

    Performer: Wu Wei. Orchestra: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Conductor: Julien Leroy.
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle

    Duet for Eight Strings

    Performer: Lawrence Power. Performer: Adrian Brendel.
  • Christian Wolff

    Prelude 5

    Performer: Philip Thomas.
    • Sub Rosa.
  • Christian Wolff

    Burdocks

    Ensemble: The Other Minds Ensemble.
    • Tzadik.
  • Christian Wolff

    Prelude 1

    Performer: Philip Thomas.
    • Sub Rosa.
  • Christian Wolff

    Resistance

    Ensemble: Apartment House. Conductor: Jack Sheen.
    • Huddersfield Contemporary.
  • Christian Wolff

    Small Preludes (No. 15)

    Performer: Philip Thomas.
    • Sub Rosa.
  • Christian Wolff

    Small Preludes (No. 16)

    Performer: Philip Thomas.
    • Sub Rosa.
  • Christian Wolff

    Small Preludes (No. 17)

    Performer: Philip Thomas.
    • Sub Rosa.
  • Christian Wolff

    Small Preludes (No. 18)

    Performer: Philip Thomas.
    • Sub Rosa.
  • Valgeir SigurĂ°sson

    Somnoptera

    Performer: Liam Byrne.
    • Concrete.
    • Bedroom Community.
    • 13.
  • Actress

    Sin {x} II

    Performer: Actress. Performer: Vanessa Benelli Mosell. Choir: Nederlands Kamerkoor. Conductor: Robert Ames.
  • Neil Hannon

    Philip And Steve's Furniture Removal Company

    Performer: Neil Hannon.
    • The Divine Comedy - Office Politics.
    • Divine Comedy.
    • 13.

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