Society of Sound

  • Solan Goose

    Erland Cooper - Solan Goose

    Erland Cooper was the bandleader of acclaimed outfits The Magnetic North and Erland & The Carnival. Having grown up on the Scottish archipelago of Orkney, his debut solo project began as a gentle response to ease an anxiety and claustrophobia of working in a large city.

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  • Haydn

    Haydn - An Imaginary Orchestral Journey

    Joseph Haydn was a great innovator: his contributions to the development of chamber music and the symphony are well documented. Here, Sir Simon Rattle pays homage to a composer he holds close to his heart.

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  • Les Amazones

    Les Amazones d'Afrique - République Amazone

    Les Amazones d’Afrique are an all-female collective of west African musicians campaigning for gender equality. They have been described as a supergroup, and the characterisation seems apt.

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  • Stravinsky

    Stravinsky - Oedipus Rex - Apollon musagète

    Based on Sophocles’ famous tragedy, Stravinsky’s grippingly powerful Oedipus Rex represents the pinnacle of his neo-classical style, using the chorus and aria structure of that earlier period to great dramatic effect.

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    Live at WOMAD 2016 compilation

    In July 2016 the Bowers & Wilkins Sound System, in association with Real World returned to WOMAD for a third year in a row. The four immense 3.5m high speaker stacks brought the festival audience closer to the music and experienced the innovations that are pushing the boundaries of sound. The plan was to bring studio-quality sound to the festival environment.

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    Mark-Anthony Turnage
    Remembering
    Sir Simon Rattle
    London Symphony Orchestra

    Remembering, written in memory of Evan Scofield, is Mark-Anthony Turnage’s response to the young man’s premature death from cancer in 2013, at the age of 26.

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  • Slowly Rolling Camera

    A meeting place

    The pursuit of true sound is a science, but it’s also about people and bringing us closer to the music we love. We have created a place where people can come to for ideas and inspiration. A society of sound.

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