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Composer: Cole, Jonathan (b. 1970)

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Year of birth1970
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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New compositions at the Royal College of Music

New music sounds all the newer when played by new performers, and so the Royal College of Music’s New Perspectives concert was refreshing to say the least, with a programme played by the College’s own ensemble featuring two world premières and two more pretty recent works.
***11
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London Contemporary Orchestra Soloists at the Royal Albert Hall

LCO's Antoine Françoise (und Daniel Pioro ist auch dabei)
Contemporary classical music is happening in all manner of unexpected venues in London at the moment, from Peckham car parks to pubs. But it isn't just getting edgier – it's also getting more respectable, if last night's suave affair in the Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room is anything to go by.
****1
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ExplorEnsemble at the Royal College of Music

Martino Panizza and Alice Purton (Shoals Duo) rehearse Charlie Sdraulig's hush
Contemporary music ensembles can be rather nebulous entities, their repertoire often necessitating complete line-up changes between pieces and the "whole" of the ensemble rarely being needed at the same time.
***11
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