From fire sirens to car horns, hear the full works of Edgard Varèse in this weekend conducted by Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
Varèse’s explorations in electronics and his belief that music was 'organised sound' resulted in a pioneering body of work that has proved hugely influential to composers across a wide range of genres, from Morton Feldman to Frank Zappa.
The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group perform two concerts that span 40 years of Varèse’s output, from the 1920s until his death in New York in 1965. ￼
Hyperfutures is part of a summer of sound that will resonate across Southbank Centre in 2020, with further details to follow in autumn 2019.