If you’ve seen our new season brochure, you’ll know that we’ve used a single image to portray every event coming up in the next year. Each was personally chosen by staff in the London Sinfonietta office and Chris Harrison, our designer, as a visual representation of what strikes us most about the music.
On Sun 6 Oct we perform Stockhausen’s monumental work Gruppen and this is our view.
Now we want to know, what’s yours?
“In choosing a photograph to represent Stockhausen’s Gruppen, we first thought of the experience that the audience has being confronted by three orchestras on one stage. Then the dense structure of the work and modernist musical language led us towards the idea of industrial towers – but not least in this picture, as they are shot in front of a mountain range, evoking the Graubünder Alps that surrounded Stockhausen when he retreated to Switzerland to compose this piece.”
Andrew Burke, Chief Executive of the London Sinfonietta
Not only will we add it to the mural of your ideas here on the blog, but we’ll also project a selection of submissions in the foyer of the Royal Festival Hall on the night of our performance.
To get closer to the music and find out more about Gruppen, take a look at the latest edition of our Listening Club.