Electronica III, with the BBC Concert Orchestra
Presented by Jarvis Cocker
From the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Hearing is believing - Jarvis Cocker is your host, and with the BBC Concert Orchestra opens a box of electric delights designed to scatter sound to the outer limits.
BBC Concert Orchestra
Charles Hazlewood conductor.
Jarvis Cocker presents a concert focusing on the evolution of electric instruments.
Queen Elizabeth Hall (South Bank Centre), South Bank Centre Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
Jarvis Cocker presenter
Graham Fitkin K1
Anne Dudley This is Hard Core
Javier Álvarez Overture and Pyramid
Nico Muhly Seeing is Believing
Patrick Nunn Fata Morgana for electric cello, orchestra and live electronics
Aphex Twin arr.
Patrick Nunn Nannou
Eduardo Miranda Sacra Conversazione
Andrew Poppy Revolution No.
8: Airport for Joseph Beuys
Edward Williams Suite from Life on Earth
Hearing is believing – Jarvis is your host, and plays Pulp’s This Is Hard Core with the BBC Concert Orchestra…
Hearing is an illusion – Andrew Poppy’s Revolution No.
8: Airport for Joseph Beuys wires the orchestra inside a box of electric delights designed to scatter sound to the outer limits.
Patrick Nunn connects an electric cello into shape shifting electronics that manipulate instrumental sounds into shimmering reflections in his Fata Morgana and gives Aphex Twin's Nannou an acoustic-twist.
From South America, Eduardo Miranda and Javier Álvarez demonstrate the alchemy of transmuting acoustic tones into electric gold…
Hearing is not believing what you see – Graham Fitkin’s Kaplan reminds us of the menacing antihero of Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller North By Northwest, a man who definitely doesn’t want you to know who he is.
Also hiding in the acoustic undergrowth, Edward Williams’ Suite from Life on Earth, music conceived for David Attenborough’s Life on Earth…
And Seeing is Believing: the title of young New York superstar composer Nico Muhly’s concerto for electric six-string violin and orchestra – electronica evoking celestial clouds and telescopic, foraging insects….