New Music Plus.
Late at Tate: Beyond Scale
Will Dutta, Creative Producer of Chimera Productions, has been working closely with the Public Programmes team at Tate Britain who is responsible for programming Late at Tate: a special late-night opening with a diverse mix of free events and half-price entry to exhibitions.
In October 2009, Will curated Beyond Scale, which drew inspiration from the Turner and the Masters exhibition, ideas of the Sublime as well as an opportunity to showcase some of the leading exponents of the emerging contemporary classical scene.
With over 3000 people in attendance, highlights included a new electro-acoustic piece for brass choir and pre-recorded sound by Chris Wheeler, with horns drawn from the Heritage Orchestra heralding from the lofty heights of the Duveen Galleries, musical offerings from both the collective Arctic Circle and record label Nonclassical, a performance of Peshrav for three amplified cellos by Uzbek composer Aziza Sadikova and the composer Gabriel Prokofiev and David Stubbs, author of Fear of Music: Why People Get Rothko But Don't Get Stockhausen joined a panel to examine the parallel histories of modern art and modern music.
This project was supported by PRS Foundation's New Music Plus... an initiative developed in association with the hub, with funding from Arts Council England, the Cultural Leadership Programme and Sound and Music.