Thursday, April 9, 2009

New State-of-the-art Performance Space for the Guildhall School of Music & Drama

A visual symphony of the deconstruction of Milton Court, the disused fire station on the edge of the Barbican Estate

Milton Court, on the north-eastern corner of the Barbican Estate, was demolished to enable the creation of a new state-of-the-art performance space for the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. The dismantling of the disused fire station was recorded with a static camera providing a visual symphony of the destruction as a new city tower rises in the background. At this free lunchtime event musicians from the Guildhall School perform soundtracks composed to segments of the film in classical, jazz and electronic forms.

The event features newly composed works by Electronic Music students, as well as a brand new commission by Emily Hall, Professor of Composition and recipient of the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Award (2005) and the Genesis Opera Prize (2004). Musicians from the Jazz, Music Therapy and Leadership programmes will also be performing improvised works in response to the films screened.

This event is free and unticketed.

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