Nimrod Borenstein's & Adrian Moore's LSE Lecture Downloaded Over 30,000 Times

Nimrod Borenstein's & Adrian Moore's LSE Lecture Downloaded Over 30,000 Times

In this age of the quickfire Tweet and momentary meme, it is perhaps reassuring to know that an in-depth discussion about music and philosophy can still command a relatively wide audience. Fast-rising composer Nimrod Borenstein shared a platform with renowned philosopher Adrian Moore at the London School of Economics (LSE) in February this year, to discuss "Music and the Absolute" - the question of whether each piece of music has a predestined form, whether, as a character in Peter Shaffer's play Amadeus has it, one can in fact have "simply too many notes".

The sold-out event, hosted by The Forum and LSE Arts, also included music examples played by the pianist Clelia Iruzun, a leading interpreter of Borenstein's music. The event was released as a free podcast, and to everyone's delight the response has been fulsome, with in excess of 30,000 downloads. Now, by popular demand, a video of the fascinating event has been uploaded and can be viewed here.

"I am thrilled with the response to the podcast," says Borenstein, "To have tens of thousands of downloads of an intellectual discussion about such a fascinating and profound subject, one that means a lot to me personally, is both overwhelming and heartening! People have kept saying to me that they'd love to actually watch as well as hear it. And indeed, I'd glad to say that the event was filmed and that more people will now be able to view it. It was such an enjoyable experience, I hope that Adrian Moore and I get to do many more of these in the future."

This is a banner month for Borenstein, one that also sees the releases on Chandos of his high-profile new album, featuring Vladimir Ashkenazy conducting the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. The album comprises three of Borenstein's works; the orchestral pieces If You Will It, It Is No Dream, The Big Bang And Creation Of The Universe and his Violin Concerto, featuring soloist Irmina Trynkos. The album is release on 1st September. View the trailer here.

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