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KLANG: London Contemporary Orchestra
Marking the 85th birthday of Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007), the London Contemporary Orchestra showcase a number of works from his epic KLANG – Die 24 Stunden des Tages (‘Sound – The 24 Hours of the Day’), a cycle of compositions each representing one hour of the day.
The evening will be prefaced with a performance on Primrose Hill at sunset of Claude Vivier’s Zipangu, referencing the island that Kubla Khan sought to conquer, and which to the composer represented “the symbol of immeasurable wealth, lying just out of reach”. A sound-walk from Primrose Hill to the Roundhouse will be accompanied by an electro-acoustic score from Edmund Finnis.
Primrose Hill - 8PM
Edmund Finnis new work (world premiere, LCO commission)
Roundhouse - 9PM
Stockhausen KLANG – Die 24 Stunden des Tages
21st Hour: Paradies (‘Paradise’) world premiere, 8-track version
9th Hour: Hoffnung (‘Hope’) London premiere
7th Hour: Balance UK premiere
13th Hour: Cosmic Pulses
This event takes place at Roundhouse, which has achieved Gold Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
London Contemporary Orchestra is fast establishing itself as one of the most innovative and dynamic ensembles on the London music scene. Known for its cross-arts collaborations, the LCO has worked alongside such artists as Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead), Belle & Sebastian, Matmos, United Visual Artists and Foals.
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Disabled Access: Gold Status
Bookings: 0844 482 8008
→ Kentish Town West 7 min walk
→ Chalk Farm 4 min walk