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Classical music meets cutting edge digital technology at LCO/Queen Mary concert

Digital Music experts at Queen Mary, University of London have joined forces with the world-renowned London Chamber Orchestra (LCO) for a concert merging contemporary and classical music with science and technology.

1 May 2013


Inspired by Digital on Friday 17th May takes place at London’s newest concert venue, Cadogan Hall in Chelsea, in the hour (6-7pm) before the LCO performs a more traditional all-Beethoven programme.

Five compositions have been created following a study day and workshops between Queen Mary’s world-leading Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) and the LCO and will receive their world premieres at the event - the culmination of the orchestra’s LCO New Explore series. All pieces have been written specifically for the LCO and integrate cutting-edge technologies created by Queen Mary’s digital music research group, including Andrew McPherson’s Magnetic Resonator Piano and Andrew Robertson’s B-Keeper device.

The performance celebrates the LCO’s residency at Queen Mary, and sees the distinguished orchestra and C4DM forging new connections between new young composers, performers, and listeners through state-of-the-art technologies.

Entry to the concert is free but must be booked through: http://www.lco.co.uk/education/lco-new/concert-performance

**Tickets for the LCO's Beethoven concert are now SOLD OUT. Contact naomi@lco.co.uk naomi@lco.co.uk for press and charity tickets.**

Inspired by Digital is supported by Queen Mary’s Centre for Public Engagement and by C4DM’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Platform Grant.

A workshop day on Tuesday 23 April was open to the public, staff and students, to watch the composition process as it happened. Pictures can be viewed on the London Chamber Orchestra’s website.

Listen to 'Impulse. Pulse. Imparted.' by Nicholas Morrish Rarity and Tim Morrish. The track uses two C4DM technologies: The Magnetic Resonator Piano and B-Keeper. Recording by Floating Earth:

Inspired by Digital track listing:

Impulse. Pulse. Imparted. - Nicholas Morrish Rarity and Tim Morrish

Tereza’s Dreams - Pedro Faria Gomes

Emanations - William Dougherty

Till Human Voices Wake Us - Andrew Thomas

Untempered by the Hand of Man - James Moriarty

For media information, contact:

Neha Okhandiar
Public Relations Manager
Queen Mary University of London
email: n.okhandiar@qmul.ac.uk
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