Composer Gabriel Prokofiev, best known for his nonclassical club-nights, genre-busting remixes and edgy string quartets, curates a programme using instruments and objects not normally associated with classical music at LSO St Luke’s on 17 May, part of the UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica series.
Echoes of Stravinsky, Berio and Reich, combined with driving syncopations and sparse beats, will be heard on electric guitars, turntables, oil drums, soda bottles and a set of eight loud speakers. The programme of Gabriel Prokofiev compositions includes Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra (special three turntable version), import/export – Suite for Global Junk, and a world premiere for cello and eight loud speakers.
Performers include Powerplant (Joby Burgess, percussion; Kathy Hinde, visuals; Matthew Fairclough, sound engineer); Sam Cave, Alastair Putt, Tom Ellis, Matthew Robinson on electric guitars; cellist Peter Gregson and DJ Switch on turntables.
From 9.30pm downstairs in the LSO St Luke’s bar there will be DJ sets from Prokofiev and pioneering classical DJ Richard Lannoy.
Tuesday 17 May, 8pm, Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s, 161 Old Street, London EC1
UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica
Tickets £8 - £22
Barbican box office 020 7638 8891