Ahead of LONDON JAZZ x LSO: Part I, award-winning jazz trumpeter, composer and producer Emma-Jean Thackray lets us in on what’s happening behind the scenes, her thoughts behind the concert and chats to the artists involved, including London’s most sought-after jazz drummer Tom Skinner (aka Hello Skinny).
We take a look at forthcoming releases on the Orchestra's record label, including a box set of the complete Rachmaninov symphonies and a new concert film featuring Sir Simon Rattle & Pierre-Laurent Aimard.
Setting all words: James Weeks interviews Michael Oesterle
Michael Oesterle’s piece all words is remarkably simple. It sets all 1,015 three-letter words in the Scrabble dictionary to music. Before performing it at BBC Radio 3 Open Ear on Saturday, EXAUDI’s director James Weeks caught up with Michael to ask an even simpler question, ‘Why on earth would a composer do this?’
On Saturday 14 April, Serge Vuille and electro-acoustic percussion collective We Spoke: New Music will perfrom at BBC Radio 3 Open Ear at LSO St Luke's. Ahead of the performance, Serge caught up with composer Fritz Hauser, who tells us about how cicadas inspired his piece As We Are Speaking.