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Then & Now

The immersive culmination of our innovative new music scheme

Part of the London Sinfonietta 21/22: Take Your Place Season

Add to my Calendar 06-02-2022 19:45 06-02-2022 21:45 36 Then & Now Inspired by ethnomusicologist and song collector Alan Lomax, Luke Lewis’ The Echoes Return Slow sparks a conversation between distant lost voices and our collective presents. Using special speech transcription software to draw out the natural musical cadences of historic recordings of speech, and map them into melody, this innovative process tells the sometimes sad, sometimes jovial songs and tales of old miners, speaking of national identity, striking for better pay and conditions, unemployment, gender roles, language and culture; all themes as relevant today as they were fifty or a hundred years ago. Alicia Jane Turner’s Tell me when you get home is a theatrical and sensory piece for solo soprano and ensemble that explores gendered experiences of walking alone at night. The immersive staging, influenced by Turner’s background in sound and lighting design, incorporates elements of patriarchal representations of femininity in mythology and horror to take us on a subversive journey into our fear of the dark. Each composer will join us on-stage to discuss the musical ideas behind their work, and how they’ve been influenced by issues affecting society today. Two works created on the London Sinfonietta’s Writing the Future composer development scheme. Part of the Southbank Centre's Purcell Sessions. * suitable for ages 18+ * performance contains three instances of full lighting black out * contains adult language and content some audiences may find disturbing  * Trigger Warnings: Sexual assault, violence  Purcell Room, London DD/MM/YYYY

Details

Purcell Room
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Rd

London
SE1 8XX
England


Programme

Luke LewisThe Echoes Return Slow
Alicia Jane TurnerTell me when you get home

Performers

Ella Taylor – Soprano
Sian Edwards – Conductor

London Sinfonietta

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Programme Note

Inspired by ethnomusicologist and song collector Alan Lomax, Luke Lewis’ The Echoes Return Slow sparks a conversation between distant lost voices and our collective presents. Using special speech transcription software to draw out the natural musical cadences of historic recordings of speech, and map them into melody, this innovative process tells the sometimes sad, sometimes jovial songs and tales of old miners, speaking of national identity, striking for better pay and conditions, unemployment, gender roles, language and culture; all themes as relevant today as they were fifty or a hundred years ago.

Alicia Jane Turner’s Tell me when you get home is a theatrical and sensory piece for solo soprano and ensemble that explores gendered experiences of walking alone at night. The immersive staging, influenced by Turner’s background in sound and lighting design, incorporates elements of patriarchal representations of femininity in mythology and horror to take us on a subversive journey into our fear of the dark.

Each composer will join us on-stage to discuss the musical ideas behind their work, and how they’ve been influenced by issues affecting society today.

Two works created on the London Sinfonietta’s Writing the Future composer development scheme. Part of the Southbank Centre's Purcell Sessions.

* suitable for ages 18+

* performance contains three instances of full lighting black out

* contains adult language and content some audiences may find disturbing 

* Trigger Warnings: Sexual assault, violence 

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