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    Houses Slide

    Fri 9 Jul 2021, 7.30pm
    Royal Festival Hall
    Classical music
    £20
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    Composer Laura Bowler

    Music that moves, that rages, and that unites us: Laura Bowler's groundbreaking commission from the London Sinfonietta responds to the climate crisis.

    Addressing the most serious issue of our generation, Houses Slide for soprano and ensemble describes one woman's intimate psychological journey to figure out her response to the climate crisis.

    It follows her journey from an initial depressing realisation of the gravity of the issue, through to her refusal to be overwhelmed and decision to take positive action.
    Directed by Katie Mitchell and with a text created by Cordelia Lynn using submissions from members of the public, the concert presentation is an industry first, being powered entirely by bicycle.

    The world premiere of this stunning piece is followed by a discussion of the issues raised in the piece. The Arts Desk described Bowler as 'a triple threat composer-performer-provocatrice' following a premiere at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.

    Performers
    • London Sinfonietta
    • Sian Edwards conductor
    • Jessica Aszodi mezzo-soprano
    • Cordelia Lynn librettist
    • Katie Mitchell director
    • Colin Tonks creative technical director
    • Caro Russell art director
    • Tony Simpson lighting design
    • RNSS sound
    Repertoire
    • Laura Bowler: Houses Slide (World premiere)
    • Discussion: Of issues raised in the piece

    Need to know

    Contains language which some might find offensive.

    Dates & times

    Fri 9 Jul 2021, 7.30pm
    Approximate run time: 1 hour.
    Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.

    Price

    £20*

    To maintain social distancing, seats are only available in groups of one or two.

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