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 […]
Hazlewood’s interview with legendary composer Philip Glass was a sellout at the Watershed in Bristol this week. Philip Glass, composer of more than 20 operas, 50 film scores (including The Hours, Kundun, Notes on a Scandal and of course, the ‘Qatsi’ trilogy), 8 symphonies and several concertos, joined Hazlewood at The Watershed in Bristol for an intimate talk about his music, art and creativity.
Charles is looking forward to conducting the National Youth Orchestra alongside the renowned sitar player, Baluji Shrivastav and members of Jazz Orient. ‘It’s a particularly exciting challenge to work with two sound worlds; the western sonority of the orchestra with the sound of India, and telling such a fascinating story.’ ‘An Indian In London’ composed by Baluji, is the journey of the immigrant in London told in musical pictures – (including his first drink in […]
Last month the British Paraorchestra were invited to Buckingham Palace to record the national anthem, which was broadcast on television on December 25th before the Queen gave her annual address to the nation.
Created by Adrian Utley, conducted by Charles Hazlewood and performed by Sixty guitarists and One drummer.