Listen to This: The Music of What Happens

Jennifer Walshe
15 June 2011
Oxford Playhouse
Produced by: 
Sound and Music

What happens:
-          When a computer programme combs the Internet for clips from pop songs?

-          When you combine wine glasses and bags of leaves?

-          When you use the Doppler Effect to make music?

 …The Music of What Happens

Listen to This: The Music of What Happens is a contemporary music concert, performed by ground-breaking music ensemble Apartment House.  

Featuring mischievous, intriguing and unusual music by composers from around the world, the evening is curated by composer and performer Jennifer Walshe, who introduces each piece.

In Dead End by Amnon Wolman a solo clarinettist battles for space with mechanical toys. Zach Seldess' 124 Milton Street Extract situates the listener inside the beautiful soundscape of a shower in New York City, whilst Pelle Gudmundsen Holmgreen's Plateaux Pour Deux, for cello and percussion, sees a cellist moving through the space on a platform. The evening ends with Dog Star, a world premiere from Jonathan Marmor which uses computer algorithms to create deceivingly lovely alien song cycles…


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Track List

1: Amnon Wolman: Dead End (extract)
2: Zach Seldess: 124 Milton Street Extract (extract)

Tickets and booking information

The concert will start at 8pm

Running time 90 mins (no interval)

£12 (£10 concessions) + £1 booking fee
Oxford Playhouse box office: 01865 305305
Book online


Listen to This is produced by Sound and Music in Association with Oxford Playhouse and co-promoted with Oxford Contemporary Music.



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