Posted on 28 September 2018
Composition PhD student Neil Luck was recently commissioned to create a one-hour radiophonic work to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 immediately following the Last Night of the Proms. Broadcast in the station’s weekly ‘Hear and Now’ slot, the commission was for a show that responded to or commented on the festival in some way, all communicated through the prism of contemporary and experimental music practices.
The resulting show ‘Orderly Mouthpiece Spent’ is a falsified, quasi-dramatic broadcast of new works, ‘old’ works, radiophonic treatments, adverts, interviews, radio static and gameshows exploring the tropes of classical music broadcasting, woven into a narrative about a presenter’s unhinged casting away of tradition and history. It features contributions from a whole host of artists from Neil’s groups ARCO and squib-box, as well as several York Music department affiliates – Federico Reuben, Lynette Quek, and alumnus Tom Service.
Fiona Bevan, Adam de la Cour, Kit Downes, Tom Jackson, Matthew Lee Knowles, Dominic Lash, Lore Lixenberg, Neil Luck, Musarc choir, Hatsune Miku, Lynette Quek, Federico Reuben, Benedict Taylor, Max Wainwright