Society of Sound

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    Live at WOMAD 2016 compilation

    In July 2016 the Bowers & Wilkins Sound System, in association with Real World returned to WOMAD for a third year in a row. The four immense 3.5m high speaker stacks brought the festival audience closer to the music and experienced the innovations that are pushing the boundaries of sound. The plan was to bring studio-quality sound to the festival environment.

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  • Mstislav Rostropovich  London Symphony Orchestra

    Dmitri Shostakovich – Symphony No 8

    Shostakovich wrote his Eighth Symphony (from a total of fifteen) in the summer of 1943, across a period of around ten weeks. It was given its first performance on 4 November that year by the USSR Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Evgeny Mravinsky, to whom the work is dedicated.

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  • Verdi-Requiem

    Giuseppe Verdi 'Requiem'

    Recording a piece like the Verdi Requiem in the Barbican presents various technical challenges. Scored for very large forces, it pushes to the limit the number of people you can fit on the stage. It is a work with an enormous dynamic range. Maestro Noseda, with this performance, teases every decibel from barely audible to almost ear-shattering climax.

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  • Overview Tom Hickson

    Tom Hickox ‘Monsters In The Deep’

    Following the release of his acclaimed 2014 album War, Peace and Diplomacy on Fierce Panda (The Daily Telegraph said “Tom Hickox is the most powerful and original lyrical songwriter this country has produced in years”) Hickox has released his sophomore album Monsters In The Deep.

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  • Burberry

    Live for Burberry

    To celebrate Bowers & Wilkins and Burberry’s joint passion for unearthing new musical talent, we gave four unsigned acts the opportunity to record great music in the legendary RAK studios. It’s called Live for Burberry, and the amazing results are available to buy as high-resolution downloads.

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  • Slowly Rolling Camera

    A meeting place

    The pursuit of true sound is a science, but it’s also about people and bringing us closer to the music we love. We have created a place where people can come to for ideas and inspiration. A society of sound.

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