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Postcard Pieces

Postcard Pieces

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!

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Postcard Pieces Concert 1

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.

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Postcard Piece Concert 2

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.

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Postcard Pieces Concert 3

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.

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James Banner's Postcard Piece

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.

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Published: 2 May 2020