Society of Sound

  • Les Amazones

    Les Amazones d'Afrique - République Amazone

    Les Amazones d’Afrique are an all-female collective of west African musicians campaigning for gender equality. They have been described as a supergroup, and the characterisation seems apt.

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  • Stravinsky

    Stravinsky - Oedipus Rex - Apollon musagète

    Based on Sophocles’ famous tragedy, Stravinsky’s grippingly powerful Oedipus Rex represents the pinnacle of his neo-classical style, using the chorus and aria structure of that earlier period to great dramatic effect.

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  • Stornoway

    Stornoway - The Farewell Show

    Oxford favourites Stornoway set off on their ‘The Farewell Tour’ in Spring 2017. After more than ten years playing together the band were ready for new horizons, and the planned dates were the perfect send off.

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  • Sibelius

    Sibelius - Symphonies Nos 5 & 6

    Sibelius was one of the most gifted and innovative symphonists who created music of astonishing beauty and luminosity. His Fifth Symphony is a breathtaking voyage that culminates in a resplendent finale, whilst his Symphony No 6 is more subtle, mysterious and refined almost to perfection.

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    Live at WOMAD 2016 compilation

    In July 2016 the Bowers & Wilkins Sound System, in association with Real World returned to WOMAD for a third year in a row. The four immense 3.5m high speaker stacks brought the festival audience closer to the music and experienced the innovations that are pushing the boundaries of sound. The plan was to bring studio-quality sound to the festival environment.

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  • Mark-Anthony-Turnage_overview

    Mark-Anthony Turnage
    Remembering
    Sir Simon Rattle
    London Symphony Orchestra

    Remembering, written in memory of Evan Scofield, is Mark-Anthony Turnage’s response to the young man’s premature death from cancer in 2013, at the age of 26.

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  • Slowly Rolling Camera

    A meeting place

    The pursuit of true sound is a science, but it’s also about people and bringing us closer to the music we love. We have created a place where people can come to for ideas and inspiration. A society of sound.

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