NMC Listening Club: Emily Howard Magnetite
26th October 2020Videos NMC Recordings
Composer Emily Howard is joined by pianist Alexandra Dariescu and mathematician, writer and presenter Marcus du Sautoy to take a deep dive into Emily Howard's debut album Magnetite (NMC D219), released on NMC in 2016.
As well as analysing the music, our guests discuss the influences behind the pieces on the album: the oldest known magnetic substance (Magnetite), energy and solar flares (Solar) and the pioneering mathematician Ada Lovelace (Mesmerism).
This episode of our NMC Listening Club series was live streamed via YouTube on Thursday 2 July.
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About NMC Listening Club
In each live broadcast we’ll be exploring selected releases from our back catalogue, in conversation with the composers and artists involved in their creation, plus further insight from specialists. Viewers of the live stream are encouraged to participate, leave comments and ask questions in the chat room for the guests to answer at the end of the discussion.
The aim of this live online series is to keep in touch with our audience and take a deep dive into selected releases in our back catalogue. A sort of modern-day Recorded Music Society! We trialled a pilot Listening Club in May for NMC friends and donors and the feedback was extremely positive. They enjoyed feeling part of a community, getting to hear from composers and specialists, being able to leave comments in the live chat room and ask questions.