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Des Oliver Jerwood Composer+ Showcase

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Des Oliver explores the influences and provocateurs that have shaped his music, from the radical artistry of Julius Eastman to the mentorship of composers Steve Martland and Dominique Le Gendre.

Julius Eastman, a pioneer of the Fluxus movement, seamlessly fused uptown and downtown contemporary music to create sonic landscapes reminiscent of free-form jazz. Eastman’s unapologetic and radical approach to the concert hall, coupled with his vibrant persona, exuded a sense of urgency that was reflected in his compositions. While many of Eastman’s scores have been lost over time, Des Oliver’s transcription of some of Eastman’s rarest works will allow you to experience the music of an influential artist. 

Plus hear Des Oliver’s original compositions, including the world premiere of his latest piece, a playful and rhythmic composition for piano, bass clarinet, marimba, and accordion.

Oliver also transports us to the Caribbean Islands with his mentor, Dominique Le Gendre’s piece that spans centuries of culture through music, art, and dance.

The concert will finish at approximately 8.45pm, including a 20-minute interval.

LSO Jerwood Composer+ is generously supported by Jerwood Arts

The scheme supports early career composers in programming, planning and delivering chamber-scale concerts in the Jerwood Hall at LSO St Luke’s, including work of their own developed through the scheme.

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