Rise of the Machines #2
Experimental classical club night exploring the influence of computers & AI on music, feat. 30-piece orchestra, live experimental electronics & Nonclassical DJs.
Rise of the Machines #2 showcases the world premiere of the first ever Concerto for Drum Machine & Orchestra, a work in five parts which places the drum machine centre stage as solo musical instrument, bringing the sounds of dance music and hip-hop to the classical world.
“exploring the intersection of club culture and modern classical music” (Attack magazine)
* Conductor: Jessica Cottis. Hailed in the UK music press as “one to watch”, Jessica Cottis possesses intellectual rigour, innate musicality and an easy authority; she is a charismatic figure on the podium who brings dynamism, intensity and clarity of vision to all her performances.
* Langham Research Centre, founded in 2003 by BBC Radio 3 producers, work with vintage equipment to perform 20th century classic electronic repertoire.
* Nonclassical DJs, including Gabriel Prokofiev and Laurence Osborn.