TATE MODERN TURBINE HALL TURNED INTO EPIC STEREOPHONIC CONCERT SPACE
SIR SIMON RATTLE WITH 109 MUSICIANS OF THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Saturday 30 June 2018
Stockhausen’s avant-garde masterpiece Gruppen, scored for three orchestras, with the audience literally surrounded by an extraordinary and sometimes overwhelming soundscape, will be presented by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. Due to exceptional public demand, there will be two performances on the same day, Saturday 30 June 2018, at 4.30 pm and 6.15 pm.
Stockhausen’s Gruppen, first performed in 1958, is one of the most remarkable and daring achievements of the European avant-garde. Because of the forces involved, and the necessity for an auditorium that can house three orchestras with three separate conductors in the correct stereophonic arrangement, Gruppen is rarely heard live. This will be a first-time collaboration between the London Symphony Orchestra and Tate Modern.
Designed like a gallery space, there will be no set seating, encouraging the audience to move around gaining different perspectives of the aural pictures that it paints.
BBC Radio 3 listeners will be able to experience the work broadcast at a later date on BBC’s experimental Binaural Sound technology, which allows the creation of immersive spatial audio experiences for headphone listeners.
London Symphony Orchestra
Conductors: Sir Simon Rattle, Matthias Pintscher, Duncan Ward