Part of London Sinfonietta 12/13Tuesday 9 October 2012
Ingram Marshall: Fog tropes II for string quartet & tape
Edgard Varèse: Octandre
Toru Takemitsu: Rain coming
Bryce Dessner: Aheym
Tyondai Braxton: Central Market*
Tyondai Braxton performs Central Market with London Sinfonietta.
The former guitarist, keyboardist and singer of Battles, their debut album Mirrored was universally hailed as one of the records of the year in 2007, with Pitchfork declaring it 'a breathtaking aesthetic left-turn that sounds less like rock circa 2007 than rock circa 2097, a world where Marshall stacks and micro-processing go hand in hand.'
Central Market, released on Warp, saw Braxton return to solo work, recording the album with New York ensemble the Wordless Music Orchestra. As with Mirrored, it was heralded by the music press cementing Braxton's place as one of New York's most exciting artists.
The first half of the concert sees work by avant-garde US composer Ingram Marshall, one of Japan's greatest 20th century composers Toru Takemitsu, pioneer of electronic composition Edgard Varese and The National's Bryce Dessner.
Presented by Southbank Centre and London Sinfonietta.Performers
Leo Hussain conductor
Caleb Burhans conductor
Sound Intermedia sound projection