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Premieres from George Lewis and Alex Paxton

Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, London


Inspired by large Bruegel and Ody Saben paintings and Grayson Perry’s Walthamstow Tapestry, Writing the Future composer Alex Paxton’s kaleidoscopic new piece is a busy and sensually colourful tapestry that depicts all aspects of our society. Written to include the sound from a series of improvisatory workshops with local schoolchildren, the piece is a riot of colour in sound.

Alongside this, the premiere of a new commission from American composer, performer, and scholar of experimental music, George Lewis.

Programme to include:
Alex Paxton  New work (London Sinfonietta commission, world premiere)
George Lewis  New work (London Sinfonietta / Southbank Centre co-commission, world premiere)

Alex Paxton  trombone
Martin France  percussion
London Sinfonietta

Produced by the London Sinfonietta
This concert is supported by The Marchus Trust and the Southbank Centre. The London Sinfonietta's Writing the Future programme is generously supported by Michael and Patricia McLaren-Turner, The Boltini Trust, Jerwood Arts, PRS for Music Foundation and The Stanley Thomas Johnson Music Foundation.
With the friendly support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation
The work of the London Sinfonietta is supported by the John Ellerman Foundation.
The London Sinfonietta is a member of ACE's National Portfolio of Organisations and is grateful for the ongoing support it receives.
  • Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation

Behind the scenes: Alex Paxton's pre-composition process

Ahead of the concert, Alex revealed some pictures of his pre-composition process on Twitter. From coloured sand to googly eyes, this will all gear up towards his new kaleidoscopic piece in March.

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    Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

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