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Ben Goldscheider & Philip Dawson: Horn & Electronics

Ben Goldscheider, the sought-after french horn player, presents a programme designed to smash all preconceptions about the instrument.

 

Purcell Room
Thu 27 Jun6.30 pm
0 hours 30 minutes
Conductor(s):
Performer(s):
  • Ben Goldscheider horn
  • Philip Dawson live electronics

Programme

  • Alex Groves: Single Form (Dawn) for horn & live electronics
  • Zoë Martlew: New work for horn & live electronics (World premiere)
  • Hildegard Westerkamp: Fantasie for horns II
  • Thea Musgrave: Golden Echo III for horn & live electronics (World premiere)
  • Mark Simpson: New work for horn & live electronics (World premiere)

About this event

It features three world premieres, by Zoe Martlew, Mark Simpson and Thea Musgrove, along with innovative works which combine the horn’s noble and heroic sound with live and fixed electronics.

In Alex Groves’ Single Form (Dawn), the instrument’s harmonic series is extrapolated, layered and intensified creating a sonic sunrise spanning three octaves.

Hildegard Westerkamp’s Fantasie for Horns II pitches the live instrument into a conversation with pre-recorded car and boat horns, along with alphorns and natural phenomena that connect the instrument to its roots.

Goldscheider says: ‘I am personally fascinated by the speed of the technology and how, in surround sound, the eyes and the ears begin to deceive one another as the live horn playing intertwines with the electronics.

‘This programme aims to stimulate, to broaden perspectives and allow a glimpse into relatively unknown territory with the instrument that Robert Schumann calls “the soul of the orchestra”.’

Venue details

Purcell Room

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

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