Classical music
Choral

Lifted

Part of Chorus

Delight in what’s behind the elevator doors with a choir and beatboxer in this live music performance installation, created by composer and sound artist Emily Peasgood.

LIFTED is performed inside public lifts and features a different musical ‘movement’ for each lift floor. A social and cultural comment about the oversaturation of background music in daily life, this performance is the antithesis of muzak.

LIFTED also aims to draw attention to the potential of the lift, its engineering and beauty, the people within it, and their inner thoughts, while creating a sense of wonder as the doors open to reveal a full choir. The lift is the stage.

Emily Peasgood is a composer and sound artist who aims to challenge what music is believed to be, from the venue it is performed in, to the people who perform it. Her research-led work is created for galleries and public spaces, and explores the value and perception of music, reconnecting people to ignored environments.

LIFTED was originally realised in partnership with Turner Contemporary, Margate.

This performance features singers from Kent, and Southbank Centre’s Voicelab. Our Voicelab vocal initiative is looking for 21 singers and beatboxers to join this project, taking part in rehearsals in June before performing on Saturday 1 July in Chorus. For more information and to apply, please fill in this form by 10am, Friday 26 May.

Audience instructions
Two performances take place at 12.30pm – 1pm and 3.30pm – 4pm, in the lift located towards Riverside Terrace, Blue Side, Royal Festival Hall.

Audiences are advised to congregate outside the lift door at either of the following locations: Riverside Terrace Cafe (Blue Side), Level 3 Function Room, Level 4 Lift Lobby (Blue Side) or Level 5 Lift Lobby (Blue Side).

The lift returns to each floor on more than one occasion during each performance.

Audiences are invited to use the stairs to follow the performance throughout the building.

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Royal Festival Hall
Level 3 Function Room, Level 3, Blue side, Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

Free

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Event information
Voicelab is looking for 21 singers and beatboxers to join this project, taking part in rehearsals in June before performing on Saturday 1 July in Chorus. For more information and to apply, please fill in this form by 10am, Friday 26 May.

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