London Contemporary Orchestra

Radio 3 in Concert Open Ear - London Contemporary Orchestra, Sarah Nicolls, Neil Luck, Shiva Feshareki Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes Thu 30th Jun 2016, 19:30 on BBC Radio 3 BBC Open Ear presents music from the leading-edge of the UK’s contemporary scene. The London Contemporary Orchestra presents an alternative, experimental programme hosted by Sara Mohr-Pietsch and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. Open Ear - a concert of contemporary music with the London Contemporary Orchestra playing pieces by Meredith Monk, Andrew Hamilton and Shiva Feshareki, plus solo performances from composer/performer Neil Luck, pianist Sarah Nicolls and electronic artist Shiva Feshareki. Hosted by Sara Mohr-Pietsch and broadcast live from St John-at-Hackney in London. Sarah Nicholls will be performing on her specially designed Inside Out Piano, the strings of which can be strummed and plucked while the keyboard is also played. Shiva Feshareki will be performing on turntables, in duet with Kit Downes playing the massive pipe organ of St John. Neil Luck performs provocative performance-art spoken word pieces that play with fragmentation and interruption. London Contemporary Orchestra bring two UK premieres, one by the veteran American minimalist Meredith Monk, and one by the Irish maverick Andrew Hamilton; plus a piece for two separate string ensembles by Shiva Feshareki. 

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.


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