Classical music
Chamber & Recital

The Next Generation: Music of Today

Part of SoundState

Take in gripping music by two composers, Dai Fujikura and Andrew Norman, who are fast becoming the leading lights of their generation.

American composer Andrew Norman recently won the Grawemeyer Award for Music Competition and is known for the unique sound-worlds he creates.

Dai Fujikura, from Japan, has established himself as an important voice in orchestral music with a number of commissions from across Europe and Asia.

Both composers embrace improvisatory styles, with Norman describing his own music as a representation of ‘how we manipulate stuff on our computers... cutting things up and pausing them and freezing them’.

Fujikura's flute concerto, written for soloist Claire Chase, employs techniques including beat-boxing, multiphonic glissandos, harmonics and pitch bends.

Performers

Players from the Philharmonia Orchestra
Dalia Stasevska conductor
Claire Chase flute

Repertoire

Dai Fujikura: Concerto for flute & ensemble (UK premiere)
Andrew Norman: Try for ensemble

Dates & times

20 Jan 2019
Approximate run time: 45 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Purcell Room

Pricing

Free, but ticketed