Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, England

The complete works of Edgard Varese in one weekend.

Described by Henry Miller as ‘the stratospheric colossus of sound’, Edgard Varese (1883-1965) was writing music 50 years ahead of his time. Often described as the father of electronic music, Varese completed just under three hours of music in his lifetime. This project presents the complete works of Varese in three concerts, with visuals by American video artist Gary Hill in a production conceived by renowned theatre director Pierre Audi.

The Varese Project is a Holland Festival production, co-produced with the Festival d’Automne a Paris, Radio France, Salle Pleyel, Southbank Centre and Ensemble Asko/Schoenberg. The London performances are presented by Southbank Centre, the London Sinfonietta and the National Youth Orchestra.

Official Website:

Added by ChrisDodo on May 30, 2009