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The first bar of an outrage

Nico Muhly – who is curating the weekend of new sonic pleasures A Scream and an Outrage in May – has kindly agreed to give us access to his creative process, as he is composing An Outrage, a choral piece with drones which will be premiered by the BBC Singers and an impromptu ensemble.

Nico just sent us the first bar of the piece, with this message:

The first bar! Introduces the drones, sets a severe, old-testament kind of mood…

together with an excerpt from the lyrics (from Proverbs 27:4) and some more notes. Repeat ecstatically…

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