The London Contemporary Orchestra will perform an incredible programme of work including pieces by Howard Skempton, Delia Derbyshire, Edmund Finnis, and Kaija Saariaho.

Full programme performed by LCO:

Howard Skempton Lento
Delia Derbyshire The Delian Mode
Nick Ryan Synaes (world premiere, Roundhouse commission)
Edmund Finnis Between Rain (world premiere, LCO commission)
Kaija Saariaho Verblendungen

7pm – Klavikon

Leon Michener will open the evening with Klavikon, which re-imagines electronic music without the use of conventional processes using an amplified piano and found objects.

7.30pm – The Norwegian Girls Choir perform Ro-Uro

The Norwegian Girls’ Choir will perform the UK premier of Ro-Uro, written by composer Maja S. K. Ratkje,. The piece focuses on war, peace, order and chaos through a collage of historic material and traditional Norwegian folk music and lullabies.

8pm – London Contemporary Orchestra & Nick Ryan perform Synaesthesia

In collaboration with ground-breaking visual artist Quayola & Sinigaglia, audiences will experience a new commission by multi-award-winning composer, Nick Ryan that centers around the theme of synaesthesia, a phenomenon whereby the five senses are involuntarily joined together. This performance will give audiences the opportunity to experience the sound of the orchestra being transformed live into a dramatic visual score through computational software developed for the piece.

Nick has also been collaborating with Jo Barratt at multi-sensory agency Vetyver to create scents that will integrate with the music performed by LCO, to make a truly multi-sensory experience.

10pm – Natures Reworked by Mira Calix, Oliver Coates, Quayola & Sinigaglia

The evening will close with a new exclusive reworking of Natures by Mira Calix, Oliver Coates and Quayola & Sinigaglia.