Open Studio: LCO x Qasim Naqvi

Part of Purcell Sessions

Get an insight into the working methods of a leading international composer and contemporary ensemble, working together to test and develop new materials.

When he’s not on tour as the drummer of Dawn of Midi, Brooklyn-based composer Naqvi creates original music for film, dance, theatre and international chamber ensembles. His most recent work delves deep into the timbres of analogue synthesizers and orchestral configurations.

The London Contemporary Orchestra is one of the UK's leading contemporary ensembles, known in particular for its focus on collaboration. They have performed live and recorded with artists such as Frank Ocean, Jed Kurzel, Jonny Greenwood, Steve Reich, Justice, Terry Riley, Thom Yorke, Mica Levi, Actress, Beck, William Basinski and Richard Reed Parry.

Each session in the Purcell Sessions series comprises a workshop where composers and players work together to test and develop new methods, followed by an evening performance of the works created alongside pieces from which the artists have taken inspiration.

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Purcell Room


Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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The ticket to this event does not include entrance to the evening concert.

Ticket holders for the evening performance do not need to purchase an additional ticket for entry to the Open Studio session. Simply present your ticket to staff on arrival.

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