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Unclassified Live: Daniel Elms & Tim Hecker

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All-encompassing soundscapes await at a concert with the BBC Concert Orchestra, debuting new arrangements from the transcendent electronic musicians.

In a trio of concerts inspired by BBC Radio 3’s Unclassified programme, Elizabeth Alker presents music by a visionary generation of composers and performers who break down boundaries and fuse classical music with a whole range of other genres, including electronica, jazz, ambient and pop.

André de Ridder conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra for an electrifying evening of music going beyond the boundaries of orchestral performance.

Award-winning composer Daniel Elms’ distinctive music elicits total immersion into its intimate, emotive and abstracted commentaries, creating electroacoustic urban pictures from bold, geometric patterns, and intricate orchestral textures fused to post-industrial soundscapes.

Latest album Islandia was called ‘a contemplative record that allows elastic wistfulness throughout’ by The Prickle.

Few in the field of explorative ambient music have remained as questing and unclassifiable as Canadian electronic musician and sound artist Tim Hecker.

Across his 15-year career he has moved through shades of reflective electronic noise, experiential sound design, and modern composition with a deft and distinguished touch.


BBC Concert Orchestra
André de Ridder conductor
Elizabeth Alker presenter


Daniel Elms: New arrangements
Tim Hecker: New arrangements

Dates & times

7 Jun 2020
Approximate run time: 120 mins
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Queen Elizabeth Hall


£12 - £22
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
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Related events
This concert is part of our trio of Unclassified Live concerts.

At the other two concerts in the series, explore works by Anna Meredith and Nicole Lizée on Sunday 29 September 2019, and Daniel Avery, Rafiq Bhatia and Caroline Shaw on Friday 3 April 2020.
Sunday 29 September 2019

Friday 3 April 2020