Organ Reframed Cinema: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with new score by Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie (Stars of the Lid)
James McVinnie + LCO Soloists + LCO choir
£12.50 | £10 UC members adv + bf
Above with Music Glue (e-tickets only)
Stargreen / 020 7734 8932
All times are subject to change on the night
18:30 - Doors, Bar and Margins Cafe serving hot homemade food open
20:00 - 21:15 - Film
22:30 - Curfew
Union Chapel Bar open after the show.
Margins Cafe serves hot homemade food. It is open to all ticket holders when doors open at 18:30.
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Organ Reframed – releasing the organ from its traditional roots
Friday 13th – 15th October
Organ Reframed 2017 closes with a night of classic silent film accompanied by a new score from the ambient drone mastermind Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie (Stars of Lid and A Winged Victory for the Sullen).
Considered the quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema, prepare for a spine-tingling experience in the grand Victorian Gothic setting of Union Chapel.
World premiere / Commissioned by Organ Reframed In partnership with the London Contemporary Orchestra
*Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie *
Born in New York, Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie grew up fixated on a career in professional tennis, and was brought up under the wings of 1963 Wimbledon champion Chuck McKinley. A tragic knee injury ended his career at the young age of sixteen. After receiving a tip from an old friend, and a ride from Santa Fe New Mexico. Adam ventured to Austin, Texas where he lived in a cloud of fog for 10 years, until moving to Europe and finding a better quality of life. Adam is probably best known for his work as founder of seminal musical projects Stars of the Lid, & A Winged Victory for the Sullen. Wiltzie has written the original scores for several film and television productions including Salero, The Yellow Birds, & Iris, He also collaborated with Jóhann Jóhannsson on his scores for The Theory of Everything and Arrival, and wrote two of the main themes with Dustin O’Halloran in the 2016 Oscar nominated film Lion. Wiltzie resides in Brussels, Belgium
James McVinnie - Organ
Organist James McVinnie has collaborated with some of the world’s leading composers, producers and performers from classical, contemporary, popular and experimental music. Nico Muhly, Tom Jenkinson/Squarepusher, Martin Creed (winner of the 2001 Turner Prize), Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), David Lang (winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in music) and Bryce Dessner (The National) have written works for him.
Recent highlights have included a solo recital at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles and a subsequent concerto debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Esa Pekka Salonen in the LA Phil’s Reykjavík Festival. He also led the first performance of ‘Music in 12 Parts’ by Philip Glass by anyone other than the composer’s own Ensemble at London’s Barbican Centre. His recent collaboration with Tom Jenkinson (Squarepusher) will be presented at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam by the Holland Festival June 2017.
Future projects include commissioning project with the CRASH ensemble, a solo marathon recital of music by Philip Glass at the Paris Philharmonie and a collaboration with the electronic music duo Darkstar, a new concerto by Nico Muhly with the LA Philharmonic in their 2017/18 season as well as a return to Glyndebourne in 2018 to perform on stage concertos in Barrie Kosky’s spectacular production of Handel’s ‘Saul’.
London Contemporary Orchestra
One of the UK’s most highly sought after interpreters of contemporary repertoire, The London Contemporary Orchestra (LCO) has established an unparalleled reputation within the British classical music scene since they were formed in 2008 by violist and conductor Robert Ames and conductor Hugh Brunt. Straddling both the classical and commercial music arenas the LCO has worked with a distinguished catalogue of composers and artists including Secret Cinema, United Visual Artists, Biosphere, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Vivienne Westwood, Matmos, Belle & Sebastian, Conrad Shawcross, Nike, Jimmy Page and Foals. The orchestra has performed at the UK’s most prestigious venues including the Royal Opera House, Roundhouse, The Old Vic Tunnels and Southbank Centre as well as at the Latitude Festival, on BBC Radio 3 and Sky Arts. In 2010 the LCO was recognised by the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards for its work in audience development.
13-15 October Organ Reframed: Sound installation by Dawn Scarfe
Throughout the festival artist Dawn Scarfe’s site-specific installation will be in place exploring sensitivity and resonance - Accessible at all Organ Reframed events.
World premiere / Commissioned by Organ Reframed