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Unclassified Live: Anna Meredith, Nicole Lizée & Darkstar

Part of Classical Season 2019/20

Meet Meredith's 'kinetic, exciting’ sounds (Pitchfork) and the experiments of 'brilliant musical scientist’ Lizée (CBC Music).

Three of contemporary music’s most pioneering minds come together for a performance combining orchestra, visuals and electronics.

André de Ridder, an artist whose career has bridged collaborations as diverse as the New York Philharmonic and Gorillaz, conducts a new commission from Canadian composer Lizée.

Taking eclectic influences from early MTV videos, outmoded technology and Alfred Hitchcock, to name a few, Lizée's music has caused waves worldwide, blurring – sometimes obliterating – the lines between art forms.

Likewise Anna Meredith, whose 4 Tributes to 4am explores the crossover point between yesterday and tomorrow.

From stillness emerge jolts of nocturnal electricity, accompanied by visuals from Ewan Jones Morris.

Darkstar are James Young and Aiden Whalley, who have been making music together since 2007 and are now signed to legendary electronic label Warp Records.

They draw sonically from grime, dubstep, electro and synth-pop. Here they perform orchestral reworkings of music from their back catalogue.

A hugely talented young ensemble whose performances are always theatrical
The Independent


Southbank Sinfonia
André de Ridder conductor
Elizabeth Alker presenter
Ewan Jones Morris visuals


Anna Meredith: 4 Tributes to 4am for chamber orchestra & electronics
Darkstar: Union arr. Rob Ames; Blurred arr. Rob Ames; Loon arr. Larry Goves
Nicole Lizée: 8-Bit Noir (World premiere)

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Queen Elizabeth Hall


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Please note that there is no interval in this performance.

Related events
This concert is part of our trio of Unclassified Live concerts.

The BBC Concert Orchestra perform with André de Ridder in concert with Daniel Avery, Rafiq Bhatia and Caroline Shaw on Friday 3 April 2020, and Daniel Elms and Tim Hecker on Sunday 7 June 2020.
Friday 3 April 2020

Sunday 7 June 2020