‘Like Frankenstein’s monster being jolted to life’ - Premiere of the Month: Living dead

12 Ensemble_Mattias Björklund

Laurence Osborn’s new work TOMB! will be premiered by12 Ensemble and GBSR Duo

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Bringing necromancy to Baroque gigues, British composer Laurence Osborn’s new work TOMB! reanimates dead musical forms in a contemporary light. The 20-minute one-movement piece was written for the 12 Ensemble and GBSR Duo, made up of percussion and piano. ‘They’re all extraordinary in their own right, so it became a concerto for 14 people,’ says Osborn. The work is a co-commission by the Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Kings Place and the Cheltenham Festival…

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