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Xenakis: Charisma
Xenakis: Charisma

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The Ossian Ensemble is a new-music group renowned for conceptualised events and virtuoso performances of contemporary music, combining physical, visual and dramatic dimensions with uncompromising musical ideals. A champion of all kinds of new music, the ensemble commissions and presents eclectic work in surprising contexts.

 

The Ossian Ensemble has worked with many of today's leading composers including Thomas Adès, Jonathan Harvey, Bent Sørensen and its Honorary Patron, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and has commissioned and premièred hundreds of new works from composers such as Bryn Harrison, Jonathan Cole, Edward Nesbit, Christopher Austin, Patrick Nunn, Martin Suckling, Matt Rogers, Charlie Piper, Chris Mayo and Darren Bloom.

 

Past projects include a performance of Eight Songs for a Mad King filmed for BBC Four, Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire at the Royal Opera House Linbury Studio, working with drum and bass legend Goldie on his BBC Proms commission, and performing 30 premières in the Sounds New International Composers' Pyramid. The group held a New Music Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music and a Leverhulme Fellowship at the Royal College of Music.

 

The members of the ensemble also perform with the London Sinfonietta, London Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Piano Circus and the Academy of St-Martin-in-the-Fields.

 

The ensemble has given workshops at conservatoires, universities and schools, including at the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music, Queen Mary University, Royal Holloway University, Sevenoaks School, Forest School and Wellington College.

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