New pieces by Lab members Louis d’Heudieres and James Saunders are being broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Hear and Now programme on successive weeks in June. On 3 June, James’s new orchestra piece alternate between attention and ease was broadcast as part of the feature on the Tectonics Festival in Glasgow where the piece was premiered in May. The broadcast includes an interview with James, as well as a recording of another piece, in which one thing depends on another, which was played in the festival by Parkinson Saunders, his duo with Tim Parkinson. This followed Tim’s visit to the Lab in May, which included a performance of his songs 2011, also broadcast from the festival on 27 May.
On 10 June, Louis’s latest Laughter Studies 6 will be broadcast, following the recent premiere at City University by An Assembly, directed by Jack Sheen. It continues Louis’s work with audio scores, extending it here to include instrumental responses to the instructions and audio cues delivered through headphones to the performers.
Open Scores Lab’s second season begins in October. The list of visitors will be announced shortly.