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Published on Apr 20, 2012
A short documentary, shot in July 2011, following 28 young musicians and 3 conductors as they attended the London Sinfonietta Academy 2011. An intensive course taught by London Sinfonietta Principal Players and conductor Pierre-André Valade, the students focussed on György Ligeti's Chamber Concerto. Contents: I: Extreme staccato and multiple tuplet hemiolas [01:02] II: The art of balancea dn control playing one-to-a-part [02:57] III: Layered sound, texture and density in Ligeti's music [04:25] IV: The fine line between rhythmic precision and aural effect [07:12] video producer De Novo Arts Special thanks to Pierre-André Valade, the London Sinfonietta Principal Players and all of the Academy students.