BBC SSO: The New Music Show - Torvund & Prins

Repertoire The Exotica Album, by Øyvind Torvund; under_current for electric guitar and orchestra, by Stefan Prins

Øyvind Torvund
The Exotica Album
Stefan Prins
under_current for electric guitar and orchestra

Yaron Deutsch e-guitar
Ilan Volkov conductor

Be transported to the South Seas courtesy of Øyvind Torvund’s Exotica Album. A cocktail of loungecore, electronics and atonal writing, this tiki-bar symphony is an affectionate tribute to 1950s pop exoticism. With lush strings, computerised bloops, soft-focus sax, and shortwave radios chirruping like birds, it sounds like ‘John Zorn hanging with Karl-Heinz Stockhausen round at Martin Denny’s place.’

In the second half, Stefan Prinz’s electric guitar concerto, under_current, written during lockdown, attempts to blur the lines the human and technological. Written for Yaron Deutsch who performs it here, the orchestra “functions (generally) as a huge, human, analogue meta-amplifier. The battery of pedals that are used to live-process the sound of the electric guitar, find an equivalent in the use of objects and preparations that transform the sounds of the orchestral instruments.”

Both these works will be recorded for BBC Radio 3’s New Music Show.

FREE but ticketed. Limited to 4 tickets per application.

Available from Monday 9 January 2023

Performers BBC SSO
Promoter BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)
Submitted by BBC SSO

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