Illusions, with David Hoyle

Illusions is a piece for live ensemble and video projection.  It was commissioned by the London Sinfonietta as a “Note to the new government” and performed by them two days after the British General Election in 2015, at the QEH, Southbank Centre on London, 9th May 2015.  It is a collaboration with the performance artist David Hoyle

Illusions has been selected for a revival in 2017 as part of the New Music Biennial.  We’ll make some changes so that it continues to be pertinent to political issues facing us in 2017.  We hope that this smaller work will lead to a bigger project: an evening with David Hoyle, video and live ensemble.

Ensemble: video projection, picc.bsax / tpt.tbn / pf.1perc(BD.tgl) /  Requires click track (either for all players or a conductor)
Duration: 7 minutes

Philip Venables & David Hoyle
commissioned by the London Sinfonietta.
conductor: Andrew Gourlay, Sound: Sound Intermedia
music & video by Philip Venables