Illusions, unification and a crimson sea
Tom Service with music by Hawar Tawfiq, Linas Baltas, Rebecca Saunders and Pauline Oliveros. Plus, Robert Worby interviews Jennifer Walshe.
Tom Service presents cutting-edge new music recorded in concert, featuring a work by Linas Baltas based on scientific research that has discovered a range of paradoxes – or illusions – showing that the way people hear even simple musical patterns can differ strikingly. The BBC Symphony Orchestra perform Hawar Tawfiq’s Unificazione, a piece in celebration of the Unification of Europe and there is a chance to hear Rebecca Saunders’ CRIMSON: Molly's Song 1, a piece that meditates on images from Molly Bloom's monologue at the end of James Joyce’s Ulysses. Plus Robert Worby interviews Irish composer, improviser and vocalist Jennifer Walshe.
Hawar Tawfiq: Unificazione (UK Premiere)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jac Van Steen (conductor)
Linas Baltas: Illusions for chorus
(Plymouth Contemporary Music Festival)
Rebecca Saunders: Molly's song I for ensemble
Julien Leroy (conductor)
Pauline Oliveros: Portrait of Manuel Zurria
Manuel Zurria (flute)
Camden Arts Centre, London