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Thomas Simaku on BBC Radio 3

Posted on 20 November 2017

Thomas Simaku’s new work, ‘The Scream’ for 34 solo strings, received its world premiere in King’s Chapel, Cambridge on 17 November 2017

The BBC Concert Orchestra was conducted by King’s College Director of Music Stephen Cleobury. The concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Monday 20th November 2017 from 7.30 pm, and will be available on BBC iplayer.  For full details, please follow the link:

Thomas Simaku in his programme note writes: ‘The iconic painting by Edvard Munch was the main impulse for writing this piece - hence the title. Its “silent scream” whose echo spans (and can be heard) well beyond the painting's time and frame, struck a chord with me for its resonance with our modern times.’