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LondonTurning Points: The Emergence of Minimalism

Turning Points: The Emergence of Minimalism
Reich, Glass
London Sinfonietta; Sound Intermedia

DijonGuerre et Térébenthine

Willems: Guerre et Térébenthine
Jan Lauwers; Needcompany; Saul Mombaerts; Lot Lemm; George van Dam

Monte-CarloMusic into Space

Stockhausen: Oktophonie
Augustin Müller, Sound

LondonRichard Ayres: The Garden

Richard Ayres: The Garden
Ayres: No. 50 (The Garden)
London Sinfonietta; Geoffrey Paterson; Joshua Bloom; Sound Intermedia
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Mind-blowing Stockhausen stuns at the Barbican

Cosmic Pulses © Mark Allan
All credit to the Barbican for showcasing Stimmung and Cosmic Pulses.
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Jacob Jonas The Company

Jacob Jonas The Company © Timothy Norris, courtesy of the Ford Theatres
Jacob Jonas has taken the raw intensity of his dancers' best gifts and molded them into a figurative narrative. Ironically, the powerful qualities that Tim Hecker brought to On Me were not evident in his own performance.
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Sharing a Stockhausen Momente at the Cité de la Musique

Péter Eötvös conducts the WDR choir and the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Stockhausen at the Cité de la Musique.
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Boulez and Stockhausen at The Rest is Noise

After the epic grandeur, sweep and immersive quality of Gesang der Jünglinge at this summer’s Proms, this performance as part of Southbank Centre’s The Rest is Noise festival had a lot to live up to. In many ways, however, this far less ostentatious outing overseen by Sound Intermedia got even closer to the work’s disturbing essence.
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Prom 11: Stockhausen's Welt-Parlament makes its London debut

Tonight’s Stockhausen Prom was in equal parts sonic experience and performance.In an introduction to a performance of Gesang der Jünglinge in 2001, Stockhausen proposed that “if you close your eyes every now and then, you might even see these angels”. In a concert performance this isn’t an empty suggestion; Gesang der Jünglinge is a truly acoustic experience.
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Nick Didkovsky and PRISM bring Ice Cream Time to Roulette

It’s a rainy night and a little girl’s recorded voice sings out “it’s ice cream time”, triggering an outburst from sax quartet and electric guitar, a sort of warped chorale loosely based on her melody.Thus began sax quartet PRISM’s Roulette debut, and the New York première of Nick Didkovsky’s Ice Cream Time on Sunday night.
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Festival d'Automne : Claude Vivier, l'immortalité de l'âme

Claude Vivier © Jean Billard
Le Festival d'Automne à Paris présente à la Cité de la Musique un portrait de Claude Vivier, avec le chœur Solistes XXI et l'Ensemble intercontemporain.
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