Embedded residencies are opportunities for artists to work with organisations, ensembles and players in depth on the creation of new work. The residencies usually culminate in the performance of new work.
Friday 3 February, 7.30pm
CBSO Centre, Birmingham
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group perform Embedded composer Seán Clancy’s piece Findetotenlieder alongside music by Judith Weir, Gerald Barry and Gérard Grisey.
Findetotenlieder uses both ‘found’ text and popular music as its inspiration. It is an extended song in six verses, with instrumental interludes, setting text drawn from Gabriel Orozco’s artwork Obit to music very loosely based on Someone Great by LCD Soundsystem. Obit, recently exhibited at Tate Modern, is itself a collection of found objects – single peculiar lines taken from New York Times obituaries.
The full evening's programme is:
Judith Weir: Musicians Wrestle Everywhere (BCMG SI commission 1995)
Seán Clancy: Findetotenlieder (world premiere)
Gerald Barry: Feldman’s Sixpenny Editions
Gérard Grisey: Quatre Chants pour franchir le seuil
For more information and to book, visit the BCMG website.
Friday 17 February
BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
The BBC Symphony Orchestra premiere orchestral works by Embedded composers Jack White, Yuko Ohara and Laura Bowler, alongside music by Richard Causton and Linda Buckley.
Jack White Digital Dust (world premiere, culmination of Embedded residency)
Yuko Ohara: Kaleidoscope (world premiere, culmination of Embedded residency)
Laura Bowler: irresistable demands of the flesh (world premiere, culmination of Embedded residency)
Linda Buckley: (Chiyo, RTE Commission UK Premiere)
Richard Causton Between Two Waves of the Sea
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Garry Walker conductor
Join us for a studio concert as three young composers with very different approaches to writing for an orchestra present their new works, the culmination of more than a year of workshops with the BBC Symphony Orchestra as part of the Sound & Music/BBCSO Embedded Project.
Also on the programme, the UK premiere of Irish composer Linda Buckley’s ‘Chiyo’ and Richard Causton’s ‘Between Two Waves of the Sea’ written for orchestra and pre-recorded orchestra.
Tickets are FREE and can be reserved here.