Wondering Sound review of Langham Research Centre’s new realisations of John Cage
Langham Research Centre and Alwynne Pritchard performing OBAMIX at Gamle Radhus for Ny Musikk Bergen, Norway on 14 February 2014.
New Langham Research Centre limited edition LP & CD on Sub Rosa, 28 February 2014: “John Cage - Early Electronic and Tape Music”
Extracts from debut performance of Freedom or Death - composed and performed by Langham Research Centre. Catherine Carter - soprano
Langham Research Centre and Peter Blegvad performing Eschatology at Cafe Oto, October 2nd 2013. Film courtesy of Sergio Amadori
Asked to compose a new piece about the struggle for women’s suffrage, Langham Research Centre were inspired to write Freedom Or Death after the 1913 Emmeline Pankhurst speech of the same name, heavily featuring her words in the libretto.
The piece was written for tape machines, analogue synthesisers and the mezzo-soprano Catherine Carter.
This is the final movement, heard here in its first live performance at Simulacra Studios in London. Photo by Olivia Milani.
Revox tape machines, a red plastic portable record player and a sine-tone generator - LRC in rehearsal.