Jennifer Walshe and Andrew Hamilton Works to Feature at London Contemporary Music Festival
The UK premiere of The Total Mountain by Jennifer Walshe, and Andrew Hamilton’s music for people who like art, will be performed at the 2015 London Contemporary Music Festival this December.
The Total Mountain, commissioned by the German broadcaster SWR and premiered at the Donaueschinger festival in 2014, involves a film produced by Walshe alongside live electronics, voices and instruments. The work will be performed on the final night in an event titled ‘Requiem for Reality’. The curators of LCMF write:
Some call it Post-Internet Art. Others the New Aesthetic. Whatever the name, there’s no doubt that the internet has scrambled the way we think, see and listen. Yet if art has placed this new paradigm at its heart, we are only now beginning to distil what it means for musical composition. One pioneer of musical attempts to understand how things are changing in the digital shadow is Jennifer Walshe.
Watch an excerpt from The Last Mountain below.
Andrew Hamilton’s 2011 music for people who like art, written for Crash Ensemble, will be performed by the ensemble titled A Genuine Coming Together, conducted by James Weeks. The same ensemble recently performed it at the Guild Hall School of Music and Drama. In 2012 it was performed by Crash at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
Now in its third year, the London Contemporary Music Festival is curated by Aisha Orazbayeva, Sam Mackay, Igor Toronyi-Lalic and Lucy Railton. This year’s festival takes place on 11–17 December in the 14,000 square foot space Ambika P3 at the University of Westminster.
The 2015 festival also features the world premiere of Okeanos by sound artist Chris Watson, a live improvisation by Pauline Oliveros, new work by Sue Tompkins, and several other UK premieres.
For more, visit http://lcmf.co.uk/
Published on 20 October 2015