The London Sinfonietta/Lightmap Landmarks series explores movements, composers, or particular works of modern music using integrated film, video and sound recordings within the live performance. The series gathers together images, footage and the words of the composers to bring them into the room, and give a context and background to the compositions. These pins in the map create their own lines of enquiry, building up the web of connections that create the landscape of modern music. Pins In The Map is a wall for gathering images, text, links and wires that relate to these concerts.

“And when they encounter works of art which show that using new media can lead to new experiences, and expand our senses, our perception, our intelligence, our sensibility, then they will become interested in this music”

Karlheinz Stockhausen


“I have my own definition of minimalism which is that which is created with a minimum of means…there was a great deal of precedent for minimalism before me…some parts of Webern were very minimalist, in fact the reductiveness of Webern …in the very short little pieces, there’s something very minimal about that. Can minimalist describe everything I did? Impossible.”
La Monte Young

“I am wildly interested in repetition, because I think it demonstrates control” La Monte Young

‘When I met La Monte I remember an immediate bond and a feeling that I was really at home with.’
Terry Riley

Terry Riley

“Out of doing all that experimentation with sound I decided I wanted to do it with live musicians. To take repetition, take music fragments and make it live. Musicians would be able to play it and create this kind of abstract fabric of sound.”
Terry Riley

… Of course in America that coexistence of art music and popular music goes on all the time. That’s part of the special quality or flavour of American music, is that we steadily do that.’
Philip Glass


Steve Reich

“A new style can’t really take over unless the old style is dying. Schoenberg, Berg, Webern and then Boulez and Stockhausen represented the mannerist stage or end of German romanticism… It fell to my generation not to make a revolution but rather a restoration of melody, harmony and rhythm in a completely new way.”
Steve Reich