Premieres from George Lewis and Alex Paxton
Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Please note: Booking will open on Thursday 11 November 2021
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 an important 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)
The London Sinfonietta's Writing the Future programme is generously supported by Michael and Patricia McLaren-Turner, The Boltini Trust, PRS for Music Foundation and The Stanley Thomas Johnson Music Foundation
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