Please note that the event will begin at 7pm in the Mead Gallery with a performance of Ligeti’s radical Poème Symphonique for 100 metronomes, a rarely-performed work which creates a captivating audiovisual experience.

György Ligeti Poème Symphonique – for 100 metronomes (1962)
Karlheinz Stockhausen Adieu – for wind quintet (extract;1966)
Pierre Boulez Domaines – for solo clarinet (extract;1968)
Luciano Berio SequenzaVII for oboe (1969)
György Ligeti – 10 Pieces for Wind Quintet (1968)

Turning Points explores game-changing composers of the 20th century in new concert experiences. This event takes the 1960s as its focus, and the social and political background that provided the setting for many composers to radically reinvent the possibilities of composition. Presented by Jonathan Cross, the evening includes an illustrated talk featuring footage from the era and musical snippets from London Sinfonietta musicians, including performances of the music of Berio, Boulez, Ligeti and Stockhausen: the influence of whose ground-breaking styles can still be felt today.