To double is to create, to make mischief, to sow chaos and confusion – ‘double double, toil and trouble’ – but also to transfigure and transcend.
Marianna Simnett's The Bird Game screens on the final night of London Contemporary Music Festival (LCMF) alongside two radical new commissions for the second season of the LCMF Orchestra. Burrows & Fargion present their first ever orchestral work, Let us stop this mad rush towards the end (2019) with dancer Claire Godsmark and singer Francesca Fargion. Meanwhile acclaimed improviser and deep listener Angharad Davies will probe at the echoing, hatching, mutating, splicing possibilities of the orchestra.
Woven through the night are the poems, exercises and rituals that characterise the extraordinary work of CA Conrad, and New Age musician Laraaji is live.