Top

Classical

Music of Today: Bryce Dessner

Southbank Centre, Purcell Room, SE1 8XX , [Venue Details]

Venture into the haunting, graceful musical world of composer and guitarist Bryce Dessner in this free performance from the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Venture into the haunting, graceful musical world of composer and guitarist Bryce Dessner in this free performance from the Philharmonia Orchestra.
CloseDessner’s music draws on many ideas and influences, from his songwriting as part of rock band The National to his work on film scores including The Revenant and The Two Popes.

Tonight’s programme features two works that explore his relationship to the music of past composers.

In The Forest, Dessner reflects on and renews the poignant harmonies of music from the medieval era, inspired by 12th-century French composer Pérotin.

Using the rich resonance of eight cellos, the piece layers the harmony with pulsing beats across the ensemble, balanced against moments of intense stillness.

Dessner writes that in Lachrimae he was influenced both by John Dowland’s piece of the same name and by Bartók’s Divertimento.

Dessner’s music grows out of ethereal harmonics that burst into life through powerful rhythms flying across the stage.

More Information

  • FREE ADMISSION

  • Performer name: Bryce Dessner, Philharmonia Orchestra

  • Duration: hour(s) 45 min(s)

  • Age restriction: Recommended for ages 7+

Update /Errors ? If you find this listing needs updating, please, let us know: admin@halibuts.com

halibuts.com - Find ALL London's concerts, gigs and live music.

Update /Errors ? Contact us.

Music of Today: Bryce Dessner

Southbank Centre, Purcell Room, SE1 8XX
Classical
i Venue Info

More Information

Venture into the haunting, graceful musical world of composer and guitarist Bryce Dessner in this free performance from the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Venture into the haunting, graceful musical world of composer and guitarist Bryce Dessner in this free performance from the Philharmonia Orchestra.
CloseDessner’s music draws on many ideas and influences, from his songwriting as part of rock band The National to his work on film scores including The Revenant and The Two Popes.

Tonight’s programme features two works that explore his relationship to the music of past composers.

In The Forest, Dessner reflects on and renews the poignant harmonies of music from the medieval era, inspired by 12th-century French composer Pérotin.

Using the rich resonance of eight cellos, the piece layers the harmony with pulsing beats across the ensemble, balanced against moments of intense stillness.

Dessner writes that in Lachrimae he was influenced both by John Dowland’s piece of the same name and by Bartók’s Divertimento.

Dessner’s music grows out of ethereal harmonics that burst into life through powerful rhythms flying across the stage.

  • FREE ADMISSION

  • Performer name: Bryce Dessner, Philharmonia Orchestra

  • Duration: hour(s) 45 min(s)

  • Age restriction: Recommended for ages 7+