Objects at an Exhibition is a landmark commissioning project for NMC's 25th anniversary, in partnership with Aurora Orchestra and the Science Museum. The album, featuring six world premiere recordings by Gerald Barry, Barry Guy, Christopher Mayo, Claudia Molitor, Thea Musgrave and David Sawer, is available on NMC.
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The Science Museum awakened after dark with a unique walk-through concert featuring six world-premiere performances. Each was performed by the Aurora Orchestra in the presence of the object or space which inspired its composition, including the London-York mail coach, Charles Babbage's Difference Engine, 2LO, and the Flight Gallery.
The concert took place at 7:45pm at the Science Museum on Saturday 3 October 2015.
The concert directed by Tim Hopkins with Aurora Orchestra conducted by Nicholas Collon included world premiere performances of:
Gerald Barry - The One-Armed Pianist
Barry Guy - "Mr Babbage is Coming to Dinner!"
Christopher Mayo - Supermarine
Claudia Molitor - 2TwoLO
Thea Musgrave - Power Play
David Sawer - Coachman Chronos
NMC gratefully acknowledges support from
Thank you very much to the individuals who donated to Objects at an Exhibition through the 2014 Big Give Christmas Challenge. With our pledge from The Boltini Trust, Big Give matching and Gift Aid we raised over £13,000 towards the project, thank you:
Robert Clark & Susan Costello
John & Ann Compton
Sir Mark Elder
Jane Manning & Anthony Payne
Christoph & Marion Trestler
If you would like to support Objects please donate here. We can in return offer you:
- Credit on our website page for Objects at an Exhibition
- Regular project updates by email
- Advance notice to purchase the Objects at an Exhibition album featuring the six commissions
- 20% discount on the album release
- Free copy of the album to donors over £150
- CD booklet credit and premiere event ticket for donors over £500
Thank you for supporting NMC Recordings.