At last! It's happening this Thursday (7.30pm, 31st October) and I am very excited!
My piece Nephéles for symphonic orchestra will be performed by the Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Howard Williams. The programme includes Britten's Simphonia da Requiem, Delius' Brigg Fair and Elgar's Enigma Variations.
Come if you can make it! I would be delighted to see some familiar faces there - or perhaps meet some new ones! Bring a friend and an appetite for the unusual. I promise that this will be a very interesting performance to experience as the piece I've composed is quite experimental.
It only lasts 5 minutes, during which every single member of the orchestra, including the conductor, is expected to walk in the concert hall and surround the audience while looping a musical phrase. The sound they produce will fade out as all members of the orchestra gradually pass through the unseen "wall" separating them and the audience.
The piece is meant to encourage both audience members and performers to think outside the box, to consider why the theatrical "4th wall" exists to separate audience and performers and what it serves, and to question the culturally acquired modes of social behaviour expected from us when creating or attending events such as a classical music concert.
Sound fun? Here are the details:
- Time & Date: 7.30pm, 31st October 2013
- Venue: Great Hall, Blackheath Halls
- Tickets: £10, £5 concessions
Book your tickets here.
You can find additional information for the event on Trinity Laban's events website: