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Late at the Library: The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble at the British Library

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Time 18:30
Date 23/04/22
Price £22
  • Produced by British Library
  • Price £22 (full) | £11 - £20 concessions
  • Get ready for newly-composed music and reinventions of classical works.
  • Bring along your home-grown ensemble.
  • Surf to buy tickets.
  • See you at British Library

One half of electronic sensation Goldfrapp, Will Gregory and his ensemble stretch the possibilities of the analogue synthesiser through newly-composed music and reinventions of classical works.

For their long awaited return to live performance, The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble perform at the British Library in a special show to accompany the Library’s exhibition Beethoven: Idealist. Innovator. Icon and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Wendy Carlos’s remarkable score for A Clockwork Orange.

The Beethoven exhibition will be open on the night at no extra cost. Last entry 21.30. Access subject to gallery capacity.

The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble first performed together in 2005 as part of the Bath Festival, recreating some of the ‘Switched on Bach’ arrangements of Wendy Carlos. As one half of the electronic music sensation Goldfrapp, the keyboard-player and composer Will Gregory is one of the UK’s leading advocates of using synthesizers and electronic instruments to create new sounds and reinvent old ones. The band perform a mixture of specially-composed music, transcriptions of classical works, and their own versions of music from popular culture and film scores. The band have gone on to play concerts and electronic music festivals throughout the UK and Europe. They appeared with Human League’s Martyn Ware at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg in 2018, played at the Philharmonie de Paris for the Days Off festival in July 2019 and were guest artists for the BBC Concert Orchestra’s concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing at the BBC Proms 2019. They have made several broadcasts for BBC Radio 3, including an enjoyably spooky one from the Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station.

COMPETITION: Win 1x Pair of tickets to attend Late at the Library: The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble at the British Library at 18:30 on Saturday 23 April.

To enter the competition, send an email to jamie@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: Will Gregory is one half of electronic sensation Goldfrapp. Tonight's performance is in celebration of Beethoven and will include works by iconic composer Wendy Carlos. Which film did Carlos adapt Beethoven's Ninth symphony?

A: .1)
Death in Venice .2) Die Hard .3) A Clockwork Orange .4) Django Unchained

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