Monday, 27 June 2016

Review: Premiere of Daphne Oram's 'Still Point' in the Financial Times

Today sees a review in the Financial Tmes of Daphne Oram's 'Still Point', premiered at St. John's Smith Square on Friday night, realised by SPR member and composer James Bulley in collaboration with composer Shiva Feshareki.
"Receiving its debut performance as part of the Southbank Centre’s DeepMinimalism festival — a celebration of close listening and outrĂ© composition — Daphne Oram’s 1949 opus Still Point is that rarest of things: a groundbreaking work of art that remains almost completely unknown. Had it been performed at the time of writing, it would have almost certainly altered the landscape of electroacoustic music shaped by Schaeffer and Stockhausen. With any justice, tonight’s performance at St John’s Smith Square — a breathless realisation of the piece by the young composers Shiva Feshareki and James Bulley, working with the London Contemporary Orchestra — should help propel it into the canon of contemporary classical music."
Read the full review here.

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