Sounds and Visions FreeStage

12 Ensemble: Tavener, Glass, Levi, Pärt, Sigur Rós

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The last of three FreeStage performances from the 12 Ensemble, as they turn their hands to some of the 20th Century’s most important composers.

There’s Philip Glass’s Company II, conceived as music for a stage adaptation of Samuel Beckett’s novella of the same name, Mica Levi’s brilliant Love from her soundtrack to Under the Skin, and John Tavener’s hauntingly beautiful setting The Lamb. Then the ensemble look to Northern Europe, with an arrangement of Icelandic post-rockers Sigur Rós’s Fljotavik and one of the 20th century’s most enduring works; Arvo Pärt’s Fratres.


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Watch: 12 Ensemble perform Musique Funèbre

The 12 Ensemble perform Lutosławski' Musique Funèbre...

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Listen: Max Richter - Sounds and Visions

A selection of the music you can hear at the Max Richter curated Sounds and Visions weekender, at the Barbican in May 2018.

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