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Alarm Will Sound

New York’s genre-bending chamber ensemble performing arrangements of works by Aphex Twin, Autechre, The Beatles and American composer John Orfe.

24 June 2010 / 19:30
Wilton's Music Hall

£12.50/ 15

subject to availability
 sold out

Alarm Will Sound , a 20-member chamber group who have established a reputation for performing some of the most demanding contemporary music with energy and skill.
Recognized by the New York Times as “one of the most vital and original ensembles on the American music scene,” Alarm Will Sound makes its London debut with a genre-bending program.

Find out more about Alarm Will Sound (and what a Hornsoon is...) with Artistic Director Alan Pierson and Managing Director Gavin Chuck interviewed by Ben Eshmade on our first Blaze Podcast.

The ensemble performs its groundbreaking arrangements of music not originally intended for human performance - electronica by Aphex Twin and Autechre, and the Beatles' iconic experimental tape work, Revolution 9 - alongside the epic expressionism of John Orfe's Chamber Symphony .

Unafraid of crossing conventional boundaries, Alarm Will Sound embodies the unexpected and exuberant mix of today's music.

Running order for this concert:

Gordon, Yo Shakespeare (12’)

Aphex/MacDonald Meltphace 6 (6’)

Orfe, Chamber Symphony (20')


The Beatles, Revolution 9 arr. Matt Marks (8')

Rihm, Will Sound (5’)

Aphex/Hause, Omgyjya Switch (5')

Autechre/Desantis, Cfern (6')

Aphex/Burhans, Blue Calx (7')

Aphex Twin arr. Freund, Cock ver 10 (5')

Alarm Will Sound - Interview

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19 Jun - 31 Jul 2010

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