Eric’s BBC Prom will be broadcast on BBC TV at 7:30pm BST today on BBC4. This is your chance to catch the concert in full as well as interviews with Eric and soloists.
The radio broadcast is available to stream, wherever you are in the world, for another 25 days.
“The quality of the music-making, the ambiance and the involvement of the audience waves a particular flag for the future of contemporary music in many people’s eyes.”
**** review, Bachtrack
“The highlight of this concert was the premiere of ‘Deep Field’ for which we were required to download an interactive app. Deep Field is inspired by the first images produced by the Hubble Telescope, infinite galaxies containing billions of planets millions of light years away.
To evoke this – where space is stretched – strings create a shimmering suspension of time. Ominous sounds and block chords reminiscent of Charles Ives’ ‘The Unanswered Question’ create an eerie vastness.
At a given time we played our app and every phone and iPad produced a harmonic mood board so we felt like we are lost in space. As each theme came to its end, we were left with the eternal residue of sound around the hall.”