Postcard Pieces: A Public Open Call to write your own music
The London Sinfonietta invites you to write us a new piece of music. Inspired by the Postal Pieces of composer James Tenney, the only condition is that it should fit on the back of a postcard. No need to use traditional notation (although you can if you want to), there is the chance to create a musical ‘score’ using staves and notes, colours, shapes, lines, words, instructions, collage or any combination of these. Open to everyone (and especially those under 18 years old) – the more imaginative your response, the better!
Postcard Pieces Concert 1
In this concert on the 1st May 2020 Principal Trombone Byron Fulcher and London Sinfonietta Pianist Cliodna Shanahan perform eight of the Postcard Pieces we have received so far.
Postcard Pieces Concert 2
In this concert on the 8th May 2020 Principal Violin Jonathan Morton and London Sinfonietta Oboist Melinda Maxwell perform eight of the Postcard Pieces we have received so far.
Postcard Pieces Concert 3
In this concert on the 15th May 2020 London Sinfonietta Cellist Joely Koos and Trumpet Christian Barraclough perform eight of the Postcard Pieces we have received so far.
Postcard Pieces: Through the Lens
Take a closer look at the range of Postcard Pieces submitted by members of the public as part of our Lockdown Live series.
Published: 2 May 2020