Saturday 21 July 2012

Cool Fusion

John Holland  rehearses with  Lambeth Wind Orchestra
John Holland
rehearses with
Lambeth Wind Orchestra
More Olympic related contemporary music, this time an interesting mix of contemporary, jazz improvisation and spoken word. Cool Fusion is a collaboration between the London Composers Forum, Colchester New Music, Lambeth Wind Orchestra and Putney Writers Circle, all groups from the voluntary arts sector. They are creating an event which celebrates the music, drama and sport thriving in London during the Olympic summer. 12 composers have written pieces involving wind orchestra, percussion, electronica, and jazz with improvisation being an important element. There is a spoken element as well, all on themes of Olympics and sport. The first performance takes place tonight (21 July) at All Saints Church, Lovelace Road, West Dulwich.

The performance is framed by historical episodes, interwoven with works exploring the parallels between music and physical culture. There are further chances to see it on 28 July, (Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, Camden, London NW1 7AY), 4 August (St. Mary’s Church, High Street, Putney, London SW15 1SN ) and 1 September (St. Michael’s Church, Chester Square, Belgravia, London SW1W 9HH).

There is also an extensive outreach programme with children in Lambeth and Camden, seniors and teenagers with Austism Spectrum Disorders in Wandsworth and adults with learning disabilities in Westminster.

Further information from the Cool Fusion website, and on their Facebook pages. And there are six videos currently on Youtube. Tickets: £12/£10 concessions; or 0844 888 9991, booking fee applies; group bookings of five tickets or more qualify for the concessionary rate on all tickets.

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