Film: 'Sounds From the Big White House'

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A screening of 'Sounds from the big white house: Oliver Knussen at 50' (UK, 2001, Dir: Barrie Gavin).

A film made to celebrate Oliver Knussen's fiftieth birthday. The composer talks about the perils of early fame, about meeting Stravinsky and demonstrates his amazing collection of mechanical toys. Music performed by the London Sinfonietta and BBC SO includes excerpts from 'Where the Wild Things Are' and the Horn Concerto. Plus, a discussion on Oliver Knussen and his influence on British music.

(Entrance to cinema via Beech St.)

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Event phone: 020 7638 8891
Event website: http://www.barbican.org.uk
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