Lucy Railton & Peter Zinovieff
Peter Zinovieff is best known as the founder of London’s Electronic Music Studio, where he spent the late 1960s developing the ground-breaking VCS3 synthesiser. EMS was a legendary hub of innovation for electronic music, traversing the popular, experimental and avant garde domains. Zinovieff has also worked closely with figures such as Harrison Birtwistle (The Mask Of Orpheus for English National Opera, Royal Opera House) and Hans Werner Henze, and has been hailed for his pioneering work by artists and writers across the board. Since 2010 Peter Zinovieff has come back to electronic music with two commissions by TBA 21 (Bridges from Somewhere – the Morning Line, Istanbul and Good Morning Ludwig- ZKM), 2 Violin Concerti with Aisha Orazbayeva (Radio France and London Contemporary Music Festival) and a series of poetry and 5.1 surround sound compositions with Katrina Porteous (The Sage, Gateshead).
London and Berlin based musician Lucy Railton is considered one of the leading instrumentalists working in experimental and electronic new music today. Original works have been made and presented the Tate Modern Turbine Hall (sound installation for Philippe Parreno’s ‘16 – ‘17 Hyundai Commission) at Institute of Contemporary Arts – London, Electronic Music Studio, Stockholm, House of Electronic Arts – Basel, James Cohen Gallery – New York, the Royal Opera House – London, Wysing Arts Festival – Cambridge and Dean Clough – Halifax. Commissions include the OST for Philippe Parreno’s short film – Lin-Yen, and PAF Festival of Film Animation, Czech Republic in collaboration with Rebecca Salvadori, Sonic Acts/Dark Ecology/Borealis Festival with artist Russell Haswell.