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Julian Anderson in conversation

BBC SO Total Immersion: Julian Anderson

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Join Julian Anderson in conversation for a unique insight into his life and music.

The British composer, 50 years old in 2017, had a new work, Incantesimi, premiered at the 2016 BBC Proms by the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle, a clear sign of the composer’s status in the musical world. Alexandra Coghlan, in The Independent, wrote that ‘The effect is of a benign phantasmagoria – gorgeously and compellingly strange’. The audience, as so often with Anderson’s music, responded with real warmth; and that’s increasingly the case. He writes music that challenges but also seduces.

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Not sure what to listen to? Every month we update our Barbican Recommends Spotify playlist with what we've been listening to in the office. Expect everything from Actress and Arcade Fire to Kamasi Washington and Omar Souleyman. 

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