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3 Psalms

Hear the world premiere of a new work by Roxy Music legend and multi-instrumentalist Andy Mackay.

3 Psalms is performed by Andy Mackay, with a band, choir and string orchestra, and is conducted by Stephen Barlow.

Based on the Book of Psalms in the Bible, Mackay’s new piece is a groundbreaking mix of genres, including rock, minimalist classical and electronic music.

In development since the early 1990s, 3 Psalms was originally created with some of the earliest available versions of music production software.

One of the founding members of the hugely influential art rock band Roxy Music, Mackay says of the origins of this piece: ‘The software wasn’t up to it and I worked towards a demo using a mixture of acoustic and electronic resources, with an idea of live recording, possibly with members of Roxy Music.’

The work has become a mixture of samples and live performance. It has three distinct movements: two in sonata form and one a rondo, with references to religious songs that Mackay sang as a boy chorister.

Dates & times

26 Nov 2018
Approximate run time: 150 mins
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where

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Pricing

£25 - £35
Booking fee: £2.50 (Members £0.00)
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