Aalborg Symphony Orchestra: Galaxymphony

Musikkens Hus, Aalborg

Music from Blade Runner, Avatar, Interstellar and Star Wars.

Cassandra Lemoine (soprano)
Tuva Semmingsen (mezzo-soprano)
Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
Hugh Brunt (conductor)

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BBC Proms: BBC Young Composer

Albert Hall, Nottingham

Be first to hear pieces composed by the most recent winners of the BBC Young Composer competition, performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra. Mentored by composers Gavin Higgins and Helen Grime, tonight’s composers have been inspired by Luke Jerram’s artwork Gaia, an eight-metre-tall replica of the Earth and by soundscapes inspired by the work of academics at UCL East’s People and Nature Lab, and the Biome Health Project.

Jess Gillam (presenter)
BBC Concert Orchestra
Hugh Brunt (conductor)

Recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3

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Confidenza

dir. Daniele Luchetti
Indiana Production
Release date: 26th April 2024

Credit: conductor / orchestrator
London Contemporary Orchestra

The Smile & LCO

BBC 6 MUSIC FESTIVAL
O2 VICTORIA WAREHOUSE, MANCHESTER

BBC 6 Music Festival presents The Smile in a world exclusive performance with the LCO, with support from Jordan Rakei and an opening set from Mary Anne Hobbs and Anna Phoebe.

The Smile (Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Tom Skinner)
London Contemporary Orchestra
Hugh Brunt (conductor)

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Wall Of Eyes

XL Recordings
Release date: 26th January 2024

Credit: conductor
London Contemporary Orchestra
Producer: Sam Petts-Davies

Saltburn

dir. Emerald Fennell
Amazon MGM Studios
Release date: 17th November 2023

Credit: conductor / orchestrator
London Contemporary Orchestra

Matthew Herbert x LCO: The Horse

BARICAN CENTRE, LONDON

Electronic musician and producer Matthew Herbert performs a unique live show alongside the LCO, journeying into the origins of music, from its very beginnings to modern day electronics and sampling.

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Laufey & LA Phil

The Ford, Los Angeles

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Maan & Metropole Orkest

Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

Together with Maan, Metropole Orkest will open this year’s edition of the VriendenLoterij ZomerConcerten in Het Concertgebouw. She has already shared the stage with the Metropole Orkest and this evening the special collaboration will continue: conducted by Hugh Brunt, well-known hits and songs from Maan’s latest album Leven will be played in a spectacular orchestral version..

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The Horse

Modern Recordings
Release date: 26th May 2023

Credit: conductor / orchestrator
London Contemporary Orchestra
Producer: Matthew Herbert

San Francisco Symphony: Nicholas Britell and Barry Jenkins

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

A special SoundBox show curated by Academy Award-nominated composer/pianist and SF Symphony Collaborative Partner Nicholas Britell and his frequent creative partner, Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins, the acclaimed director of the award-winning films If Beale Street Could Talk and Moonlight.

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San Francisco Symphony: Nicholas Britell and Barry Jenkins

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

A special SoundBox show curated by Academy Award-nominated composer/pianist and SF Symphony Collaborative Partner Nicholas Britell and his frequent creative partner, Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins, the acclaimed director of the award-winning films If Beale Street Could Talk and Moonlight.

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A Night At The Symphony

AWAL
Release date: 02nd March 2023

Credit: conductor
Iceland Symphony Orchestra

The Whale

dir. Darren Aronofsky
A24
Release date: 09th December 2022

Credit: conductor / orchestrator
London Contemporary Orchestra

Julia Holter & Chorus of Opera North: The Passion of Joan of Arc

BARICAN CENTRE, LONDON

Joined by her band and the 36-strong Chorus of Opera North, Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and composer Julia Holter ventures into astonishing and beautiful new territory with her live soundtrack for The Passion of Joan of Arc.

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Julia Holter & Chorus of Opera North: The Passion of Joan of Arc

★★★★★ “The mercurial composer’s brilliant score perfectly captures the raging agony and beatific ecstasy of Carl Theodor Dreyer’s silent movie masterpiece…” The Guardian

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★★★★★ “…a musical triumph to accompany a cinematic masterpiece…” The Times

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Julia Holter & Chorus of Opera North: The Passion of Joan of Arc

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

Joined by her band and the 36-strong Chorus of Opera North, Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and composer Julia Holter ventures into astonishing and beautiful new territory with her live soundtrack for The Passion of Joan of Arc.

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The Wonder

dir. Sebastián Lelio
Netflix
Release date: 16th November 2022

Credit: conductor / orchestrator
London Contemporary Orchestra

Laufey & Iceland Symphony Orchestra

Harpa, Reykjavík

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Laufey & Iceland Symphony Orchestra

Harpa, Reykjavík

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Stranger Things

dir. The Duffer Brothers
Netflix
Release date: 27th May 2022

Credit: conductor / orchestrator
London Contemporary Orchestra

A Light for Attracting Attention

XL Recordings
Release date: 13th May 2022

Credit: conductor
London Contemporary Orchestra
Producer: Nigel Godrich

Peaky Blinders (Season 6)

dir. Anthony Byrne
BBC
Release date: 03rd April 2022

Credit: conductor / orchestrator
London Contemporary Orchestra

Ness by Robert Macfarlane & Stanley Donwood

Audiobook of the week: Actor Stephen Dillane narrates the rhythmic prose poem, inspired by a Suffolk nature reserve and cold war military base

“…a gently sinister score courtesy of composer Hugh Brunt, recorded at London’s Abbey Road Studios.” The Guardian

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The Matrix Resurrections

dir. Lana Wachowski
Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date: 17th December 2021

Credit: conductor
London Contemporary Orchestra

Licorice Pizza

dir. Paul Thomas Anderson
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date: 26th November 2021

Credit: conductor
London Contemporary Orchestra

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

Composer Nicholas Britell is a two-time Academy Award nominee and an Emmy winner who has been lauded for his collaborations with Barry Jenkins (Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk, The Underground Railroad) and Adam McKay (The Big Short, Vice, Succession). Britell curates an evening showcasing some of today’s most innovative composers and scores. Featuring works by Mica Levi, Terence Blanchard, Jonny Greenwood, Kathryn Bostic, and Britell himself, this evening will be a unique celebration of their works in live performance. A special bonus will be the first live performance of selections from Britell’s new score to Adam McKay’s upcoming Netflix comedy Don’t Look Up.

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Los Angeles Philharmonic

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

Hildur Guðnadóttir won an Emmy and Grammy in 2019 for her score to Chernobyl and followed it up in 2020 with an Oscar win for Joker and this year a highly celebrated soundtrack for the video game Battlefield 2042. The Icelandic composer and cellist curates an evening featuring music by the groundbreaking and adventurous composers who have deeply influenced today’s film music landscape.

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Ness

Score by Hugh Brunt
Penguin
Release date: 04th November 2021

Co-produced by Hugh Brunt and Jake Miller
Recorded and mastered at Abbey Road Studios

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Spencer

dir. Pablo Larraín
Shoebox Films
Release date: 15th October 2021

Credit: conductor
London Contemporary Orchestra

BBC Concert Orchestra

Royal FESTIVAL Hall, London

Saxophonist and presenter Jess Gillam celebrates her ARIA-winning weekly BBC Radio 3 show and podcast, ‘This Classical Life’ with the BBC Concert Orchestra and special guests, live from the Royal Festival Hall.

Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Wednesday 14 July

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Cruella

dir. Craig Gillespie
Disney
Release date: 21st May 2021

Credit: conductor
Orchestral contractor: Isobel Griffiths

The Two Popes

dir. Fernando Meirelles
Netflix
Release date: 20th December 2019

Credit: conductor
London Contemporary Orchestra

BBC Proms: Jonny Greenwood

★★★★ “On Tuesday night, we were offered his [Jonny Greenwood’s] latest piece, in a cleverly conceived and superbly executed Prom from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the BBC Proms Youth Ensemble, under the incisive and perfectly precise baton of Hugh Brunt.” The Telegraph

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BBC Proms: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Royal Albert Hall, London

World premiere of Jonny Greenwood‘s Horror vacui for solo violin and 68 strings, alongside works by Krzysztof Penderecki and Steve Reich

Broadcast on BBC Four on Friday 13 September

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Anima

XL Recordings
Release date: 27th June 2019

Credit: conductor / orchestrator
London Contemporary Orchestra & Choir
Producer: Nigel Godrich

Saint Etienne: Tiger Bay

Barbican Centre, London

25 years since its release, pioneering trio Saint Etienne perform their critically rated album in its entirety, joined by the London Contemporary Orchestra

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Philip Glass: The Bowie Symphonies

★★★★ “Hugh Brunt led impeccably prepared performances of Glass’s Bowie Symphonies: No 1 (Low) and No 4 (Heroes).” The Times

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Philip Glass: The Bowie Symphonies

Royal Festival Hall, London

London Contemporary Orchestra perform Philip Glass‘ Symphony No.1 (Low), Symphony No.4 (Heroes) and the European premiere of Symphony No.12 (Lodger) – from the music of David Bowie and Brian Eno

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Suspiria

dir. Luca Guadagnino
Amazon Studios
Release date: 26th October 2018

Credit: conductor / orchestrator
London Contemporary Orchestra & Choir

There Will Be Blood: Live – New York

“Under the excellent 32-year-old conductor Hugh Brunt, in his Philharmonic debut, Jonny Greenwood’s hauntingly strange and inventive score for ‘There Will Be Blood’ made the movie seem both stunningly new and an instant classic.” The New York Times

“On the podium, conductor Hugh Brunt is polished, poised, and precise, neither intruding upon the movie, nor hiding away the labors required to produce music this complex.” ZEALnyc

New York Philharmonic

David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, New York

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Academy Award-winning There Will Be Blood with Jonny Greenwood’s score performed live by the New York Philharmonic

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New York Philharmonic

David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, New York

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Academy Award-winning There Will Be Blood with Jonny Greenwood’s score performed live by the New York Philharmonic

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American Animals

dir. Bart Layton
Film4 Productions
Release date: 07th September 2018

Credit: orchestrator
London Contemporary Orchestra

LAGEOS

Ninja Tune
Release date: 25th May 2018

Credit: co-writer & arranger
London Contemporary Orchestra

Disobedience

dir. Sebastián Lelio
Element Pictures
Release date: 27th April 2018

Credit: conductor / orchestrator
Orchestral contractor: Isobel Griffiths

John Cale & London Contemporary Orchestra

BARBICAN CENTRE, LONDON

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John Cale & London Contemporary Orchestra

BARBICAN CENTRE, LONDON

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You Were Never Really Here

dir. Lynne Ramsay
Amazon Studios
Release date: 09th March 2018

Credit: conductor
London Contemporary Orchestra

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2017 OFFICIAL SELECTION – COMPETITION

Little White Lies

Catching up with the London Contemporary Orchestra ahead of ‘Phantom Thread’ live. Conductors and longtime friends Hugh Brunt and Robert Ames reveal how they helped bring Jonny Greenwood’s mesmerising score to life.

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Royal Northern Sinfonia

SAGE GATESHEAD

James MacMillan St Luke Passion

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Phantom Thread

dir. Paul Thomas Anderson
Annapurna Pictures
Release date: 12th January 2018

Credit: additional arranger
London Contemporary Orchestra

ACADEMY AWARD, BAFTA AND GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATED – Best Original Score

A Fantastic Woman

dir. Sebastián Lelio
Fabula
Release date: 05th January 2018

Credit: conductor / orchestrator
Orchestral contractor: Isobel Griffiths

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER – Best Foreign Language Film

Royal Northern Sinfonia

SAGE GATESHEAD (NORTHERN ROCK FOUNDATION HALL)

Young Composers’ Competition workshop

Closed session

Organ Reframed: London Contemporary Orchestra

UNION CHAPEL, London

The opening night of Organ Reframed features six world premieres from Mira Calix, Emily Hall, Tim Hecker, Gordon Monahan, Phill Niblock and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, performed by James McVinnie, LCO and special guest Gordon Monahan.

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BBC Proms: London Contemporary Orchestra

The Tanks, Tate Modern, London

Works by Actress, Catherine Lamb and Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch

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Audio Track 5 – EP

Ninja Tune
Release date: 01st September 2017

Credit: co-writer & arranger
London Contemporary Orchestra

London Contemporary Orchestra: GABA-analogue

PRINTWORKS, LONDON

Shiva Feshareki GABA-analogue (world premiere)

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There Will Be Blood: Live – Melbourne

★★★★ “MSO brings hard-edged grace to Greenwood score… the true triumph was in the softer arrangements. ‘Eat Him by His Own Light’, ‘Oil’ and ‘Prospectors Arrive’ were all magnified by Brunt’s restraint.” The Sydney Morning Herald

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

HAMER HALL, MELBOURNE

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Academy Award-winning There Will Be Blood with Jonny Greenwood’s score performed live by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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Part of the Melbourne International Film Festival

Mercury Rev & Royal Northern Sinfonia

BARBICAN CENTRE, LONDON

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Mercury Rev & Royal Northern Sinfonia

COLSTON HALL, BRISTOL

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Mercury Rev & Royal Northern Sinfonia

SAGE GATESHEAD

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Gramophone

co-Artistic Directors of the LCO Hugh Brunt and Robert Ames talk about how the orchestra’s new sample library, LCO Strings, is giving composers new worlds of sound to explore

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Royal Northern Sinfonia

SAGE GATESHEAD (SAGE TWO)

Agustín Fernández Notes from Underground
Peter Wiegold Les Roses

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Orchestra of Opera North

HOWARD ASSEMBLY ROOM, LEEDS

Fritz Lang / Gottfried Huppertz Metropolis (2010 restored version with live score)

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Alien: Covenant

dir. Ridley Scott
20th Century Fox
Release date: 05th May 2017

Credit: orchestrator
London Contemporary Orchestra

Headliner

Hugh Brunt is co-founder of the London Contemporary Orchestra (LCO), arguably the most unique group of musicians in the city. Unlike a conventional orchestra, the LCO fuses dynamic performance with smart, quirky locations, where overtones and frequencies can be as important as the scores themselves. Headliner is suitably impressed…

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There Will Be Blood: Live

COLSTON HALL, BRISTOL

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Academy Award-winning There Will Be Blood with Jonny Greenwood’s score performed live by the London Contemporary Orchestra

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There Will Be Blood: Live

BRIGHTON DOME

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Academy Award-winning There Will Be Blood with Jonny Greenwood’s score performed live by the London Contemporary Orchestra

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There Will Be Blood: Live

SYMPHONY HALL, BIRMINGHAM

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Academy Award-winning There Will Be Blood with Jonny Greenwood’s score performed live by the London Contemporary Orchestra

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There Will Be Blood: Live

Royal Festival Hall, London

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Academy Award-winning There Will Be Blood with Jonny Greenwood’s score performed live by the London Contemporary Orchestra

Jonny Greenwood (ondes Martenot)

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Royal Northern Sinfonia

SAGE GATESHEAD (NORTHERN ROCK FOUNDATION HALL)

Composers’ workshop

Closed session

Sam Lee & City of London Sinfonia

St John at Hackney Church, LONDON

Sam Lee (arr. Farrington) Songs from The Fade in Time and Ground of Its Own
Britten Suite on English Folk Tunes “A Time There Was
…”
Butterworth The Banks of Green Willow
Delius (arr. Farrington) Brigg Fair

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London Contemporary Orchestra & Choir

Roundhouse, London

John Tavener Svyati
CHAINES (aka Caroline Haines)
 DOWN (world premiere – LCO commission)
Morton Feldman
 Rothko Chapel
Mica Levi You belong to me (world premiere – LCO commission)
Yoko Ono Sky Piece to Jesus Christ

Part of Ron Arad’s Curtain Call

Actress & LCO

STRELKA INSTITUTE, MOSCOW

A unique collaboration commissioned and curated by Boiler Room and the London Contemporary Orchestra pairing producer Darren Cunningham, aka Actress, with the LCO.

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City of London Sinfonia

UK Centre for Carnival Arts, Luton

Orchestras Live concerts

Woman

Ed Banger Records
Release date: 18th November 2016

Credit: orchestrator
London Contemporary Orchestra
Producer: Justice

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Sunderland Empire

Asunder – a live film and music collaboration between filmmaker Esther Johnson, Field Music, Warm Digits and Royal Northern Sinfonia, with creative director Bob Stanley

City of London Sinfonia

King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford

Orchestras Live concerts

London Contemporary Orchestra

Portsmouth Cathedral

Portsmouth Festivities: opening concert

Jonny Greenwood Detuned Orchestra (‘There Will Be Blood’)
Edmund Finnis Across White Air
Pauline Oliveros Rock Piece
Catherine Lamb Tone/Noise
Jonathan Harvey Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco
Mica Levi SAW
Claude Vivier Zipangu

Keeping the Peace

Universal GmbH
Release date: 27th May 2016

Credit: string arranger / conductor
London Contemporary Orchestra
Producer: Arthur Beatrice / Matt Wiggins

A Moon Shaped Pool

XL Recordings
Release date: 08th May 2016

Credit: conductor
London Contemporary Orchestra & Choir
Producer: Nigel Godrich

UK OFFICIAL ALBUMS CHART – No. 1
GRAMMY NOMINATED – Best Alternative Music Album

Pitchfork

Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool: The 5 Most Important Things To Know

Jeremy D. Larson

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Emilíana Torrini & Iceland Symphony Orchestra

Harpa, Reykjavík

Emilíana Torrini & Iceland Symphony Orchestra

Harpa, Reykjavík

Oxford University Orchestra

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Debussy Images No. 3: Rondes de Printemps
Tchaikovsky The Tempest
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

Actress & LCO

★★★★ “…flipped the relation between electronic musician and orchestra on its head: it was like a jolt of electricity.” Financial Times

“Brought into the broad chasm of the Barbican Hall, [Actress’] dense arrangements feel pried open; elements that were once laminated together are peeled apart, and oxygen rushes into the gaps as if an airlock has been broken.” The Wire

★★★★ “The triumph lay in the deconstruction and re-contextualisation of electronic sounds within a world-renowned concert space.” Resident Advisor

Actress & LCO

Barbican Centre, London

A unique collaboration commissioned and curated by Boiler Room and the London Contemporary Orchestra pairing producer Darren Cunningham, aka Actress, with the LCO.

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Dazed

Using Blu-Tack, milk frothers and architectural blueprints of the Barbican as tools, techno figurehead Actress discusses embracing the avant-garde with the London Contemporary Orchestra

Tim Noakes

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London Contemporary Orchestra: BBC Radio 3 Live in Concert

St John at Hackney Church, London

CHAINES I Found This
Catherine Lamb Tone/Noise
Laurence Crane Holt Quartet
Jonny Greenwood Detuned Orchestra (‘There Will Be Blood’)
Edmund Finnis Shades Lengthen

The Times

Shades Lengthen

★★★★ “[‘Shades Lengthen’] was the centrepiece of a superb London Contemporary Orchestra concert in the incense-drenched cavern of St John-at-Hackney… Around it Hugh Brunt, the LCO’s conductor, constructed a gorgeous symmetry of music… All beautifully lit and staged for a big, enthusiastic audience.” (Richard Morrison)

London Contemporary Orchestra

St John at Hackney Church, London

Trad. Tonus Peregrinus chant
Kaija Saariaho Sept Papillons
Magister Grimace (ed. Hugh Brunt) Se Zephirus / Se Jupiter: I
(Codex Chantilly – MS fol. 19: Ballade)
Edmund Finnis Shades Lengthen (world premiere)
Arvo Pärt Annum per annum
Magister Grimace Se Zephirus / Se Jupiter: II
John Cage In a Landscape
Trad. Tonus Peregrinus chant

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Royal Northern Sinfonia

Sage Gateshead (Northern Rock Foundation Hall)

Composers’ workshop

Closed session

Jonny Greenwood & LCO Soloists

Béla Bartók National Concert Hall, Budapest

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Jonny Greenwood & LCO Soloists

YOTASPACE, Moscow

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h.Club 100 Awards

Hugh and LCO’s co-Artistic Director Robert Ames have won a place on The Hospital Club’s 100 list, “celebrating the 100 most influential and innovative people working across Britain’s creative industries”. The awards comprise 10 categories with 10 winners in each, with Hugh and Robert being selected in the Music category. This year’s winners include Alex Poots, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hardy, Cornelia Parker, Kate Tempest, Idris Elba and Lauren Laverne.

Macbeth

dir. Justin Kurzel
See-Saw Films
Release date: 01st October 2015

Credit: conductor / orchestrator
London Contemporary Orchestra

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION – Competition

There Will Be Blood: Live – Royal Festival Hall

★★★★ “Witnessing the orchestrations come to life, conducted by Hugh Brunt, illuminated the vital importance of music to ‘There Will Be Blood’… It brought home the contrasting subtlety of Greenwood’s music, and the restrained power with which the London Contemporary Orchestra played… a pitch-perfect accompaniment for the onscreen action.” Financial Times

★★★★ “…the effect was superb… a singular audio-visual journey into a heart of darkness.” The Times

There Will Be Blood: Live

Royal Festival Hall, London

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Academy Award-winning There Will Be Blood with Jonny Greenwood’s score performed live by the London Contemporary Orchestra

Part of David Byrne’s Meltdown

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Theeb

dir. Naji Abu Nowar
Noor Pictures
Release date: 07th August 2015

Credit: orchestrator / music producer
London Contemporary Orchestra

BAFTA WINNER – Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATED – Best Foreign Language Film

City of London Sinfonia

UK Centre for Carnival Arts, Luton

Orchestras Live concerts

Jonny Greenwood & LCO Soloists

OPEN’ER FESTIVAL

Gdynia-Kosakowo Airport, Poland

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Beck & London Contemporary Orchestra

Barbican Centre, London

Part of Doug Aitken’s Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening

Jonny Greenwood & LCO Soloists

BEST KEPT SECRET FESTIVAL

Beekse Bergen, Hilvarenbeek, Holland

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Jonny Greenwood & LCO Soloists

Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin

Beck with special guests Jonny Greenwood and LCO Soloists

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Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards

LCO was last night announced as winner of the Ensemble category at the annual Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards. Presented in association with BBC Radio 3, the RPS Music Awards are the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK. The award was presented to co-Artistic Directors Hugh Brunt and Robert Ames, and accepted on behalf of the LCO’s players.

Orchestra of Opera North

Howard Assembly Room, Leeds

Fritz Lang / Gottfried Huppertz Metropolis (2010 restored version with live score)

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Esquire

The Business – Six stylish Londoners show off a half-dozen timeless classics

Britten Sinfonia

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

Cambridge University Composers’ Workshop

Jonny Greenwood & LCO Soloists

Festival Antigel

Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland

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Jonny Greenwood & LCO Soloists

St John the Evangelist, Oxford

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Oxford University Orchestra

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

R. Strauss Don Juan
Brahms
Symphony No. 4

Jonny Greenwood & LCO Soloists

The Albert Hall, Manchester

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Lucerne Festival Academy – Masterclass

Tuesday 26 – Friday 29 August 2014
KKL Luzern, Luzerner Saal

Zimmermann Symphony in One Movement (2nd version, 1953)
Debussy Images No. 3: Rondes de Printemps

Masterclass led by Heinz Holliger

London Contemporary Orchestra

Roundhouse, London

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

Part of Imogen Heap’s Reverb

There Will Be Blood: Live

Roundhouse, London

World premiere screenings of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Academy Award-winning There Will Be Blood with Jonny Greenwood’s score performed live by the London Contemporary Orchestra

Part of the Roundhouse Summer Sessions

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The Independent

There Will Be Blood: Live – Roundhouse

★★★★★ “Sparse and at times just plain peculiar but always brilliantly original… It’s magnificent.” (Rob Hastings)

There Will Be Blood: Live

Roundhouse, London

World premiere screenings of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Academy Award-winning There Will Be Blood with Jonny Greenwood’s score performed live by the London Contemporary Orchestra

Part of the Roundhouse Summer Sessions

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Jonny Greenwood & LCO Soloists

Roundhouse, London

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Part of the Roundhouse Summer Sessions

LCO Soloists: Across White Air

InTRANSIT Festival

Holy Trinity Sloane Square, London

Byrd (arr. Hugh Brunt) Mass for Four Voices: Kyrie
Jonathan Harvey Ricercare una Melodia* (UK premiere)
Byrd Mass for Four Voices: Gloria
Edmund Finnis Relative Colour (UK professional premiere)
Jonathan Harvey Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco
Byrd Mass for Four Voices: Sanctus & Benedictus
Edmund Finnis Across White Air^ (world premiere, LCO commission)
Byrd Mass for Four Voices: Agnus Dei

City of London Sinfonia

Spitalfields Music Summer Festival

Village Underground, London

Dowland Flow My Tears
Valgeir Sigurðsson The Crumbling
Dowland In Darkness Let Me Dwell
Purcell arr. Britten Chacony in G minor
Thomas Adès Darknesse Visible
Arvo Pärt Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
Valgeir Sigurðsson No Nights Dark Enough (world premiere)

Jonny Greenwood & LCO Soloists

The Wind Tunnel Project, Farnborough

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Brummell

Carving a niche – Here, we profile some movers and shakers who are seizing the Zeitgeist

rarescale

Tuesday 27 May 2014
The Forge, London

Tristan Murail Paludes (UK premiere)
Michael Oliva Dungeness

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Channel 4 News

Jonny Greenwood & LCO Soloists – Wapping Hydraulic Power Station

“Greenwood’s work is harmonic, sumptuous, and emotionally deeply moving. It demands extraordinary talent and skill from the London Contemporary Orchestra under its 27-year-old conductor, Hugh Brunt. Like the other players, he was informally dressed, in a blue cable stitch sweater. His conducting is graceful, and maintains an extraordinary discipline in the players.” (Jon Snow – Snowblog)

Jonny Greenwood & LCO Soloists

Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, London

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London Contemporary Orchestra

Silent Shakespeare
Sunday 1 December 2013
St James Theatre, London

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City of London Sinfonia

CLoSer
Wednesday 23 October 2013
Village Underground, London

Shostakovich The New Babylon

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rarescale

10th Anniversary Concerto Gala
Saturday 5 October 2013
Shoreditch Church, London

Michael Oliva new work

Carla Rees (alto flute)

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The Benedetti Sessions

Saturday 21 September 2013
Royal Albert Hall, London

Bartók Divertimento

String players from the Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music, led by Nicola Benedetti

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London Contemporary Orchestra

PRIMROSE HILL

LCO’s Imagined Occasions Series
Thursday 22 August 2013
Primrose Hill  / Roundhouse, London

Primrose Hill:
Vivier Zipangu
Edmund Finnis new work (world premiere, LCO commission)

Roundhouse:
Stockhausen KLANG – Die 24 Stunden des Tages
21st Hour: Paradies (‘Paradise’) world premiere, 8-track version
9th Hour: Hoffnung (‘Hope’) London premiere
7th Hour: Balance UK premiere
13th Hour: Cosmic Pulses

Kathinka Pasveer (sound projection)

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The Arts Desk

Imagined Occasions – Aldwych Underground

★★★★ “Immersive music-making goes underground and comes of age with this cleverly programmed evening of new music” (Igor Toronyi-Lalic)

London Contemporary Orchestra

LCO’s Imagined Occasions Series
Friday 24 May 2013
Aldwych Underground, London

Cage Excerpts – 7pm to 8pm
Philippe Manoury Dickinson Studies
Feldman The Viola In My Life 3
Thomas Adès Darknesse Visible
Gregor Riddell Det Usynlige (world premiere, LCO commission)
Cage Imaginary Landscape No. 1
Øyvind Torvund Neon Forest Space (UK premiere)
Jonathan Harvey The Angels
Vivier Glaubst du an die Unsterblichkeit der Seele (London premiere)
Brothers Quay/Stockhausen In Absentia

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New Statesman

London Contemporary Orchestra’s ‘Imagined Occasions’: Not as scary as you might think

Alexandra Coghlan

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Time Out

Composer Claude Vivier divined his own death on the Paris Metro. Now, aided by two of the Secret Cinema team, his prophetic last work will play down the tube. Jonathan Lennie jumps the barriers

City of London Sinfonia

City of London Festival Lunchtime Concert
Wednesday 27 March 2013
St Andrew Holborn, London

Finzi Prelude
Holst St Paul’s Suite
Elgar Elegy
Britten Serenade for tenor, horn and strings

Ronan Busfield (tenor)
Stephen Stirling (horn)

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Holy Fire

Warner Music UK Limited
Release date: 11th February 2013

Credit: string arranger / conductor
London Contemporary Orchestra
Producer: Flood and Moulder

iTUNES ALBUMS CHART – No. 1

The Master

dir. Paul Thomas Anderson
Annapurna Pictures
Release date: 10th September 2012

Credit: conductor
London Contemporary Orchestra

BBC Music Magazine

Reverb 2012

“Gifted young LCO conductor Hugh Brunt directed a vivid performance of Metastasis, Xenakis’s ground-breaking early work, and you could almost see the intense, seething masses of texture towering up out of the orchestra.” (Helen Wallace)

The Sunday Times

Reverb 2012

“As soon as the performance started, a sort of reverent rapture seemed to descend on the 1,000-odd souls… I felt that music had gained a new excitement out of the blue.” (Paul Driver)

The Arts Desk

Reverb 2012

“Brunt delivered a punchy rendition of Xenakis’s Metastasis – a model of Modernist clarity, economy and directness – and a Ravelian account of Vivier’s Orion that was nothing short of ravishing.” (Igor Toronyi-Lalic)

The Independent

Reverb Festival and the quiet evolution of live classical music

Tim Woodall

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The Times

Spitalfields Music Winter Festival

★★★★ “Some people can’t see a mountain without wanting to climb it. The players of Hugh Brunt’s terrific London Contemporary Orchestra give me a similar impression: that they are game for any avant-garde musical challenge, the tougher and craggier the better… under Brunt’s immaculate direction the entire ensemble was heroic.” (Richard Morrison)

The Guardian

Maddy Costa talks to the composers and musicians taking a genre-bending approach to pop-classical fusions

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Spanish Sahara

Warner Music UK Limited
Release date: 12th September 2010

Credit: string arranger / conductor
London Contemporary Orchestra
Producer: Luke Smith

NME AWARDS 2011 – Best Track

The Times

Spitalfields Music Summer Festival

★★★★ “The furious panache of the LCO’s performance, expertly channelled by the conductor Hugh Brunt, was overwhelming… Frenzied patches suggested improvisation. But no: Brunt’s conducting of every bar, from the opening buzzing bass line to the sudden consonant end assertive, was graceful, just like the music. Wonderful.” (Geoff Brown)

The Telegraph

Aldeburgh Festival

★★★★ “The concert from the young players of the Britten-Pears Orchestra conducted by Hugh Brunt…contained one perfect, crystalline masterpiece, Webern’s Concerto for Nine Instruments. How difficult and crabbed this piece used to sound, and easy and graceful it seemed here.” (Ivan Hewett)

MUSO Magazine

London Contemporary Orchestra is determined to bring new music to the forefront of the Capital’s cultural scene as Claire Jackson discovers

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