Turning Points is the first event of a new series, in which we explore remarkable moments in music history. Presented in partnership with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Kings Place, it’s also a chance to turn your understanding on its head.
Starting with Karlheinz Stockhausen, one of the most innovative and controversial figures of the 20th century, an hour-long performance of two seminal works is presented from the stage. Before and afterwards you can meet our players at the bar, catch a film about the composer, or try your hand at Mikrophonie I – Stockhausen’s piece for tamtam and microphones that makes perceptible those “objects usually beneath our notice”. We hope the evening will open up a world of altered sound you never knew existed.
Ahead of Saturday’s concert (Saturday 15 October 2016), we have compiled a playlist which includes works featured on the night, as well as some other Stockhausen staples.
Sonatine for Violin and Piano