imagine is an innovative space within Intermusica dedicated to exploring diverse artistry, distinctive performance formats and ever-wider and more inclusive audiences.
The imagine portfolio incorporates Intermusica’s well-established and highly acclaimed film with live orchestra productions, and brings together a bold collection of artists, ensembles and projects.
All are united in their desire to re-think tradition.
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Since 2010, Intermusica has worked with orchestras, halls and promoters presenting Films with Live Orchestra and has seen consistent growth in this genre.
Working with a variety of film companies, animators and production companies, Intermusica represents a varied portfolio of films for live performance that includes award-winning Hollywood blockbusters for symphony orchestra and chorus, through to family-orientated animations with live piano. Intermusica’s specialised staff have a detailed understanding of the technical and logistical aspects of this genre and can also provide guidance around marketing.
In April 2018, Amadeus Live received sixteen performances across three continents, by orchestras including San Francisco Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Iceland Symphony, Luxembourg Philharmonic and Taipei Symphony. Since the world premiere of Amadeus Live at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 2016, the film has been performed by premier orchestras worldwide, including Philadelphia, Sydney Symphony and Chicago Symphony, and at world-renowned venues including Paris’ Philharmonie.
In 2019, Intermusica manages The King's Singers' fourth UK summer school, inviting singers and vocal collectives from around the world for an exclusive week of ensemble singing coaching
Intermusica has arranged for the 2019 summer school to take place at Clare College, University of Cambridge for the first time, an institution famed for its musical prestige. In conjunction with The King’s Singers, our team will handle the budget, co-ordinate applications, set up specialised events, and provide logistical and creative support to the ensemble across the five-day workshop. Alongside the summer school, Intermusica will also be closely working with The King's Singers on developing their outreach work, building on their impressive history of workshops and masterclasses, in order to reach as many enthusiastic singers as possible.
Intermusica works with artists to help them realise their ambitions to record and release world-class recordings.
As well as supporting artists on their recording and release plans with major labels, Intermusica has worked with artists on bespoke recording and release plans and creation of their own record labels.
In 2017, Intermusica supported Colin Currie Group to record and release Steve Reich’s iconic work, Drumming. Intermusica project-managed the entire process, including a successful crowdfunding campaign, backed up with extensive social media support and recording sessions. Intermusica investigated options for releasing the recording, including on established labels, before assisting Colin Currie with the creation of a brand new recording label: Colin Currie Records. Distributed by LSO Live and its partners worldwide, Colin Currie Records is a platform for Colin’s diverse projects, celebrating the extraordinary developments for percussion music over the past century. Intermusica coordinated the PR and marketing aspects of the release of Drumming and provides ongoing project-management and support to Colin Currie Records.
Intermusica supports composers, artists and film-makers to bring new commissions to life.
These include major multi-disciplinary works and complex projects by composer Michel van der Aa. Along with van der Aa’s publisher, Boosey & Hawkes, Intermusica secured co-commissioners for the pioneering 3D chamber opera for solo soprano and film, Blank Out (2016) as well as performances including at the 2017 Lucerne Summer Festival (where Michel was composer in residence) and the Asian premiere at Beijing Music Festival. Intermusica is currently seeking co-commissioners and presenters for two new works by the Grawemeyer award-winning composer: Eight, a mixed reality song cycle and Upload, a major new film opera.
Intermusica also works with composers such as Brett Dean and HK Gruber to cover all manner of chamber, symphonic and operatic commissions, as well as supporting artists looking to commission new music, including many of the imagine artists and ensembles.