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State of Sound: Do We Need New Music?

Part of Composers' Collective

Intervention or indulgence? Discuss the role of new music in contemporary life.

The question of whether art should address contemporary issues has been raging for centuries.

Is any creative work ever free from political intent? Should artists always engage with wider social issues? And what about society’s responsibility towards the artist?

Join a panel discussion to examine and reflect upon the role that new music and the people that compose occupy 21st-century life.

Presented in association with Sound and Music with panellists including Susanna Eastburn, Errollyn Wallen and Andrew Burke (London Sinfonietta).

Dates & times

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Royal Festival Hall
Level 5 Function Room, Green Side


Free, but ticketed