Music of Today: Chris Paul Harman

Thursday 8 May 2014, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Venue Box Office: 0844 875 0073

Celso Antunes conductor

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presenter

Harman Amerika

Harman Postludio a rovescio

Harman Love Locked Out

Canadian Chris Paul Harman (*1970), is one of his generation's most exciting composers anywhere. Defiant of trends and movements, Harman writes music in which nothing is quite as it seems. His first UK showcase presents three works that often feature filmic jump-cuts and zooms: iridescent beauty takes turns with madcap energy and wry humour, the most refined sonorities mesh together with jagged and visceral rhythms. The listener is swept along into a compelling labyrinth of musical time and memory.

This concert is part of the Music of Today series