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Poem of Ecstasy

London Symphony Orchestra/François-Xavier Roth

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When the whole concert hall becomes the stage: David Lang's the public domain is performed by 500 people, followed by Philippe Manoury’s Ring with François-Xavier Roth, and Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy.

Enter into the discordant and energetically disorienting sound world of Philippe Manoury’s Ring, written for large ‘spatialised’ orchestra and extended percussion. Steel drums, timbales and anvils all feature in this new musical experience, as LSO musicians are scattered throughout the Barbican Hall.

Scriabin’s Symphony Fourth Symphony, The Poem of Ecstasy, depicts a cosmic spirit’s assent into consciousness, the ‘joy of liberated action, a divine play of worlds’ according to the composer. 

The concert begins on the foyers with a performance of David Lang's the public domain, directly followed by Phlippe Manoury's Ring whilst the audience members take their seats in the hall.

The performance is expected to finish around 8.30pm


Barbican Hall