The London Contemporary Orchestra has established itself as one of the UK’s most innovative and respected ensembles, promoting the best new music and cross-arts collaborations to an increasingly wider audience.
Since forming in 2008 they have collaborated with a distinguished array of composers, artists and brands, including Radiohead, Frank Ocean, Secret Cinema, Vivienne Westwood, Jonny Greenwood, Boiler Room, Nike and Goldfrapp.
The orchestra’s soundtrack output features The Master, Slow West and Macbeth, and the LCO strings and choir feature prominently on Radiohead’s 2016 album A Moon Shaped Pool.
Taking place deep underground in the Hall’s atmospheric Loading Bay, the LCO present an eclectic programme of music including works from long-term collaborator Jonny Greenwood, giants of American Minimalism Steve Reich and Michael Gordon, Mica Levi of Micachu & The Shapes and CHAINES.
This show is part of the Royal Albert Hall’s Love Classical Festival.
‘Live music at its most electrifying.’
Jonny Greenwood – Prospector’s Quartet from There Will Be Blood (for string quartet)
CHAINES – I Found This (for cello, performed by Oliver Coates)
Michael Gordon – Potassium (for amplified string quartet)
Mica Levi – SAW (for viola, performed by Robert Ames)
Jonny Greenwood – 88 (for piano)
Steve Reich – Triple Quartet (for string quartet and pre-recorded tape)
Mara Carlyle and Liam Byrne
Mara Carlyle is one of the UK’s most original and exciting singer-songwriters, drawing on an eclectic range of musical influences, including choral music, jazz, bluegrass, electronica and R&B.
Mara’s critically lauded debut, The Lovely, brought her to the attention of the major labels, and her dazzling follow-up, Floreat, introduced a much wider audience to her ‘unnervingly perfect vocals, lush yet off-centre arrangements, and quirkily original songs’ (The Independent).
It’s not just Mara’s unique style of songwriting and arranging that has won her such plaudits, but also her voice; both technically dazzling and dreamily comforting, her live performances frequently elicit goosebumps or tears from her audience.
Mara will be joined by viola da gamba player Liam Byrne.
‘Gorgeous, defiant, hypnotic’ ★★★★
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This event is part of our Beyond the Main Stage season. Step beyond the main stage and discover a world of intimate shows under the roof of London’s most iconic venue.
Love Classical is a 12-day festival of classical music-themed events across seven different spaces around the Hall, from the iconic auditorium to deep underground in our Loading Bay.