LSO Discovery: Jerwood Composer+

Sat 2 Nov 2019 5.30pm - 6.30pm
LSO St Luke's, London

Saghi Nameh
Kairos No 2 (Trumpet Concertante)
The Silent Child (film screening)
Kraken Cello Concertante

Amir Konjani curator & piano
LSO Musicians

Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions)

£5 under-18s tickets available

£0.60 online booking fee, £0.70 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees

Part of 2019/20 season

Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change

Explore a rusty, metallic sound-world conceived by award-winning composer and situation-maker Amir Konjani and inspired by eroded materials and concepts. In his final Jerwood Composer+ Showcase, Amir blends instrumental innovation with performing sculpture, and contemporary concertante with his film music in a screening of the Oscar award-winning short film The Silent Child.

Experience Amir’s unique methods of acoustic spatialisation and ‘shadowing’ on piano and cello – sounds are filtered, have their directions altered, and single notes create two or more related tones separated by timbre and time, eroding as they are created.

Informed by real life events, The Silent Child tells the story of Libby, a profoundly deaf four-year-old girl whose lonely world of silence is transformed when social worker Joanne teaches her the gift of communication. Featuring Amir’s Braille-inspired soundtrack, The Silent Child won the Oscar for Live Action Short Film at last year’s 90th Academy Awards.

Eroded deviates from the customary ways in which an audience expects to receive sound.

On the LSO blog

Amir Konjani discusses the compositional techniques used in his concert, from shadowing and spatialisation to his musical Braille code used in the soundtrack for Oscar Award-winning short film The Silent Child. Click here to find out more. 


The Silent Child © Slick Showreels. Screened with courtesy of Network Ireland Television.

Generously supported by Jerwood Arts

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