26 November 2009
In the Reynolds Room, a John Madejski Fine Room
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Free, no advanced booking, seating is limited
Two events coincide and converge: Anish Kapoor at the Royal Academy of Arts and the very beginnings of a new horn concerto for Michael Thompson, Peter Sheppard Skærved and Neil Heyde, developed by composer Jim Aitchison from encounters with sculpture in the Anish Kapoor exhibition at the Royal Academy.
This unique event showcases a new piece of music in the making with the composer allowing access to the initial stages of composition of a piece being written for one of the world’s foremost horn players and two leading British musicians in response to artworks by one of the most important artists of his generation.
Imagined as an experimental exploration of music arising from Kapoor’s art, the composer and musicians will uncover, improvise, extend, discuss and perform Jim Aitchison’s initial ideas, bringing the first fruits of this undertaking to life and introducing the future horn concerto to come.