Orchestra, visuals and electronics combine in a new partnership with the BBC and Southbank Centre, inspired by Radio 3's Unclassified.
Canadian composer Nicole Lizée brings a premiere written specially for Southbank Sinfonia. Taking eclectic influences from early MTV videos and Alfred Hitchcock to name but two, her music has caused waves worldwide, blurring – sometimes obliterating – the lines between art forms. Likewise Anna Meredith, whose Four Tributes to 4am explores the crossover point between yesterday and tomorrow. From stillness emerge jolts of nocturnal electricity, accompanied by projected visuals.
André de Ridder is an artist whose career has bridged collaborations as diverse at the New York Philharmonic and Gorillaz, and has most recently won plaudits for his daring curatorship of the Spitalfields Music Festival.
Darkstar are James Young & Aiden Whalley who have been making music together since 2007 and who are now signed to legendary electronic label Warp records. Their unique sound draws sonically from grime, dubstep, electro and synth-pop. They will be performing orchestral reworkings of music from their back catalogue.
With thanks to Nicholas Warren and Catherine Graham-Harrison for their generous support of this concert.
This concert is also supported by PRS Foundation’s Resonate programme.