Hear artist Tamsyn Challenger’s new artwork Twitter Chorus performed by hundreds of singers for Chorus Festival.
Casting fresh light on the nature of contemporary discourses, Tamsyn Challenger has orchestrated Twitter Chorus from a fabric of tweets that is representative in its ratios of the banal, the trolling and the heartfelt.
The artwork’s soundscape embodies both the clarity and pithiness of an individual tweet and the monolithic soundwall created by the millions of tweets constantly teeming from the Twitter world.
Each performance embeds new tweets from the week it is performed, bringing the piece as a whole into a living dialogue with the culture, as it brings text out of the amorphous online realm and into physical reality through the voices of its performers.
A new orchestration has been developed by Tamsyn Challenger in collaboration with Deborah Coughlin especially for Chorus Festival. Hear hundreds of performers made up of multiple choirs and workshop participants, in what promises to be an extraordinary cacophony of up-to-the-minute contemporary Twitter noise.
Tamsyn Challenger is a British conceptual, political and installation artist based in London and Cornwall. She is known for her acclaimed gender-political work 400 Women, and her work has been exhibited across the UK and internationally.
She has been an invited speaker at WOW Festival, UAL and Oxford University. She has made a documentary for the BBC and has received three Grants for the Arts from the Arts Council.
5pm – 5.30pm
The Clore Ballroom and Central Bar at Royal Festival Hall