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Concerts

BRITTEN SINFONIA AND THE WILL GREGORY MOOG ENSEMBLE

Performers

Will Gregory Moog Ensemble
Britten Sinfonia
Matt Parker
standup mathematician

Programme

J.S Bach / Wendy Carlos
Prelude and Fugue in C minor
Henry Purcell/ Wendy Carlos
Funeral Music for Queen Mary
Bernard Herrmann
Fahrenheit 451 Suite
Charles Ives
The Unanswered Question
John Carpenter
Escape from New York
Vangelis
Theme from Chariots of Fire
Ron Grainer/ Delia Derbyshire
Theme from Doctor Who
Will Gregory
Archimedes Suite (London premiere)

Experience a unique concert that brings together maths and music, synths and soundtracks, with composer and keyboardist Will Gregory – one half of electropop duo Goldfrapp.

Will Gregory's 10-piece Moog Ensemble features illustrious names from the world of pop and classical music, including Adrian Utley of Portishead, Florence and the Machine’s Hazel Mills and composer Graham Fitkin – each bringing their distinctive musicianship to the retro-futurist world of fizzing, funky synths.

The concert’s first half focuses on synthy, sci-fi movie soundtracks and simultaneously pays tribute to electronic music’s two great female pioneers: the BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s Delia Derbyshire and Wendy Carlos, creator of Moog-overdubbed Bach arrangements and the score for Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. We hear the London premiere of Will Gregory’s suite for synths and orchestra, featuring one of the world’s great popularisers of maths, Matt Parker, presenting his trademark mix of stand-up comedy and maths demystification.