On Sunday 25 October 2020 we held our first free online day festival of contemporary music, bringing interviews, unseen videos, new works and live music straight into your living rooms with an 8-hour live stream from Southbank Centre. The day was hosted by Jumoké Fashola and Zoë Martlew, and featuring new pieces by Shiva Feshareki and Gavin Higgins and a new performance of Dai Fujikura’s made-for-internet composition Longing from Afar. As well as this, we saw the first online performance of Richard Ayres' The Garden, with animations by Martha Colburn, and ended The evening with a conversation with composer George Benjamin and a performance of one of his chamber works.
Hear what our audiences had to say and take a look at some behind the scenes photos.
"Fantastic to see and hear several Music Masters students from our #Champions and #Pathways programme in @daifujikura's Longing From Afar for @Ldn_Sinfonietta's #ReAssembleOnline event.
Fascinating concept and performance over Zoom!" Music Masters UK on Twitter
Thanks London Sinfonietta for continuing to support composers in these difficult times. Emma Wilde
Very inspiring to hear George Benjamin speaking. Thank you to Zoe for all the brilliant interviews and to all the players and composers involved today. Madeleine Davies
What a musical feast! Thank you members of the London SInfonietta for working with and inspiring our young composers at the RCMJD. It was such a joy to hear their pieces! Miranda Francis
Thanks so much to the London Sinfonietta musicians for such beautiful performances! Sophia Membery, Young composer - Junior Royal College of Music
Published: 26 Oct 2020