"Open Ear presents music from the leading edge of the UK’s contemporary scene. Alternative, experimental and hosted in-the-round by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.
Switching between separate stages in LSO St Luke’s, hear music from the rich and varied sound-worlds of contemporary classical, folk and experimental music.
Jack Sheen, member of two LSO composer schemes, directs An Assembly in the UK premiere of Linda Catlin Smith’s contemporary exploration of the baroque dance form, Sarabande alongside an excerpt from James Weeks’ work on 17th Century realist Dutch paintings, Schilderkonst and Jürg Frey's hypnotically abstract Circular Music No 2.
We also delve into the avant-folk of You are Wolf (aka Kerry Andrew) as she fuses traditional material with the stylings of contemporary classical and leftfield pop, and hear from experimental Swiss percussionist Serge Vuille."
James Weeks Saenredam from ‘Schilderkonst’
Linda Catlin Smith Sarabande – UK premiere
Jürg Frey Circular Music No 2
Sarah Nemtsov Drummed Variation
Serge Vuille Modulation 360
Matthew Shlomowitz Hi-Hat and Me
You are Wolf (aka Kerry Andrew) Freshwater songs