Innovative, disruptive and altogether without apology, Open Ear presents music from the leading edge.
In this instalment, we rotate around four boundary-pushing artists from the contemporary classical scene. The Hermes Experiment dives fearlessly into adventurous works by Meredith Monk, Joel Rust and Josephine Stephenson, while Joseph Havlat explores the dark colours of the piano (and toy piano). Then Apartment House bring their avant-garde experimentalism to bear on two UK premieres by Julius Aglinskas and Adrian Demoč, alongside the sparse hypnoticism of Oliver C Leith’s Grinding bust turning. Séverine Ballon completes the programme with spacious music for cello and electronics.
Watch: Hermes Experiment
Recorded for BBC Radio 3
LSO St Luke's
161 Old St
Nearby public transport
The closest London Underground station is Old Street.The nearest National Rail station is Old Street (for Great Northern services), with Liverpool Street, Farringdon, Blackfriars and City Thameslink all within walking distance. Bus services running to LSO St Luke's are 55, 243 (stop nearest to LSO St Luke's), 43, 76, 141, 205, 214, 271.
Car and bicycle parking
The nearest paid car parking is at the Barbican. There are occasionally disabled parking spaces available at the venue, but these must be booked in advance by calling LSO St Luke's on 020 7490 3939. The nearest TfL Bicycle Hire docking station is at Old Street tube station.