June 15th Fairfield Halls Croydon.
The conductor (Hazlewood) the Electronic DJ (Squarepusher aka Tom Jenkinson, the UK’s leading voice in electronic dance music), and the orchestra (Southbank Sinfonia) set out to create a new ‘hybrid’ music celebrating seismic beats integrated with tonal spectrum of the orchestra. Pieces by Messiaen and George Benjamin and Xenakis will also form the programme.
For years I’ve been interested in exploring the hinterland of the orchestral canon whilst roiling at so many previous saccharine attempts at “fusion”. I want to find out if there really can be a new lexicon of sound when an orchestra and electronic music are rigourously combined, rather than plastered on top of each other. Charles Hazlewood