Music and Chance
This event has now finished. Tue Feb 17 2009
Time Out says
Charles Hazlewood conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in an evening of music relating to chance. Terry Riley's 'In C'; Alfred Schnittke's 'Moz-art à la Haydn'; Colin Matthews's 'To compose without the least knowledge of music' for wind sextet (after Mozart); Charles Ives 'The Unanswered Question'; Mozart's 'Musikalisches Wurfelspiel' (A musical dice game); and Steve Reich's 'The Four Sections'. Plus, 'Stakes and Chips', a piece in which 12 composers have each contributed 60 seconds of music, the order decided by rolling a die. The composers are Rabih Abou-Khalil, Pet Shop Boys, Tansy Davies, Anne Dudley, Will Gregory, John Hardy, Fung Lam, Paul Patterson, Andy Shepherd, Gwilym Simcock, Barnaby Taylor and Richard Watson.