Sunday 24 October 2010


Lachenmann Orchestral Music: London Sinfonietta

Resident at Southbank Centre

Helmut Lachenmann: Schreiben for orchestra (UK premiere)
Helmut Lachenmann: Ausklang for piano & orchestra

London Sinfonietta's landmark concert at Southbank Centre focusses on the sound-world of German composer Helmut Lachenmann. Ausklang, for piano and orchestra, and Schreiben form the programme showcasing the unconventional writing that demands new techniques from established instruments.

Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm - Are you listening, or just hearing? Why Mahler? meets Helmut Lachenmann.

Whilst Gustav Mahler fills his symphonies with every fleeting sound that passes by, Helmut Lachenmann has concentrated on the generation of every single sound as an event, separate and distinct. Yet without Gustav Mahler's introduction of such an all-embracing ambient sound, what opening would there have been for Helmut Lachenmann's music? Bringing together Southbank Centre's Lachenmann weekend and the Why Mahler? series, Norman Lebrecht and Helmut Lachenmann discuss how our understanding of sound has changed and developed through the 20th and 21st centuries. Admission free.



Brad Lubman conductor
Rolf Hind piano