Timelapse creates a space where sounds of the past and present collide to form a unique musical landscape. Although the pieces were written, in some cases, centuries apart and in culturally disparate eras, it is striking how much these contrasting works inhabit such similar emotional territory. Intriguing pairings of works by Rameau and Radiohead, Schubert and The Smiths, Adés and Grieg, Satie and Reich, compliment each other beautifully in the context of Timelapse. This recording by Orchestra of the Swan provides a place where notions of time and style have become irrelevant.
Orchestra of the Swan was founded in 1995 and is based in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, and performs over 45 concerts every year. OOTS also has an international impact having toured to China, Turkey, Mexico, USA and across the UK.
The OOTS catalogue of over 20 recordings features works by Bax, Copland, Elgar, Finzi, Ireland, Mahler, Strauss and Shostakovich, with the recording of the complete symphonies by Hans Gál receiving outstanding critical acclaim. OOTS is passionate about promoting new music and has premiered more than 70 new works by composers including Joe Cutler, Tansy Davies, Joe Duddell, Alexander Goehr, Roxanna Panufnik, Joseph Phibbs, Dobrinka Tabakova, Errolyn Wallen, Huw Watkins, John Woolrich and many others.
OOTS has been enormously successful in making a positive and effective contribution to the communities at the heart of its ‘immersive residencies’, with an ambitious programme of work in care homes, schools and rural areas growing year by year.
OOTS is proof that an orchestra really can be an indispensable and relevant part of the community with its aim to entertain, educate and engage in a way that truly makes it a living orchestra.