UK premiere for Biosphere work

Norwegian composer/producer Geir Jenssen, aka electronic legend Biosphere’s first orchestral work Shhoctavoski sees its UK debut performance this January.

Biosphere 2009 II (foto: Mark Mushet)

Biosphere is renowned for his electronic music, and on this occasion his orchestra piece Shhoctavoski will be performed by the Roundhouse Experimental Choir. The piece had its world premiere at the Borealis-festival in Bergen in March 2009, and the performance led to a heated debate about music in Norway.

This piece is part of an evening with London Contemporary Orchestra who will make their Roundhouse debut. These performances are part of the Roundhouse's Reverb series, which “explores the many sides of music at the Roundhouse through world and UK premieres, genre-defying performances, fresh collaborations and a new approach to classical music.”

Biosphere, aka Norwegian musician Geir Jenssen, has attracted a cult following for his ambient electronica – 'Shhoctavoski', his first piece for orchestra, is given its UK premiere with the Roundhouse Experimental Choir. Shiva Feshareki’s unconventional and often outrageous music has been performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and at the BBC Proms – she performs the world premiere of her concerto for turntables and orchestra.

Steve Reich’s 'Different Trains' is one of the composer’s most evocative works – this event sees it performed in a venue originally built as a train engine shed, with live film created by young people from Roundhouse Studios. The performance finishes with the UK premiere of one of John Cage’s 'Seventy-Four', his swan song, composed months before his death in 1992.

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