Poem of Ecstasy

London Symphony Orchestra/François-Xavier Roth

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When the whole concert hall becomes the stage: Philippe Manoury’s Ring with François-Xavier Roth, followed by Scriabin’s ethereal 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 piece seems to alternate between slow, unhurried languor and striving energy, all based around the composer’s new modes of tonality giving the end product an ethereal sense of musical mysticism. 

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


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