Katherine Balch (USA, 1991) New Geometry (2015)
Georg Freidrich Haas (Austria, 1953) Homage To Bridget Riley World Premiere
For this major London Sinfonietta commission, prolific contemporary composer Georg Friedrich Haas has written music in response to a retrospective celebrating British artist Bridget Riley, presented at Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery. Haas’ style, which juxtaposes different instrumental tunings, is a musical parallel to Riley’s intense visual aesthetic, which contrasts abstract blocks of colour in regular patterns – causing powerful visual sensations. Homage to Bridget Riley is a piece of music to submerge yourself in, and in this world premiere, London Sinfonietta will amalgamate the visions of two of the most extraordinary artists of our time.
Produced by hcmf//
Commissioned by the London Sinfonietta in association with Southbank Centre and hcmf//. Supported by The London Community Foundation, Cockayne – Grants for the Arts and a generous group of individual donors.
Photo: © Bridget Riley 2019