27 Feb ‘UNFOLD’ COLLABORATES WITH LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FOR BARBICAN OPEN FEST (JERWOOD COMPOSER+ SERIES)
‘Lyrix Organix: UnFOLD’ is very excited to announce an exclusive one-off collaboration with Jerwood Composer+ award winner Jasmin Kent Rodgman. Set within an interactive sound installation – inside the prestigious LSO St Luke’s for Barbican’s Open Fest – poets Sophia Thakur and Laurie Ogden will be performing excerpts of UnFOLD – alongside London Symphony Orchestra players and the original Joanna Layla-designed visuals. The show will also feature Solomon O.B. (UnFOLD) creating a live remix of an Ayanna Witter Johnson track, plus the incredible Errollyn Wallen and Salena Godden. The event is free but booking is essential.
Saturday 17 March from 2.30pm-4.30pm
Seamlessly crossing poetry, new music, song and rap, HUH presents some of today’s most powerful voices and celebrated artists from the UK’s music and spoken word scenes.
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Errollyn Wallen’s hauntingly beautiful song In Our Lifetime, inspired by Nelson Mandela’s prison release, and poet Salena Godden’s unflinching essay Shade, set the concert’s themes of movement and identity.
Next up, Lyrix Organix: UnFold is spoken word as you’ve never heard, or seen, before. Influenced by jazz and contemporary classical, UnFold is a live collaboration between the UK’s most exciting young poets alongside LSO Strings, percussion and emerging visual artists.
New works by the mesmerising MOBO Award Nominee Ayanna Witter-Johnson & Solomon O.B, and LSO Jerwood Composer Jasmin Kent Rodgman & Salena Godden, complete the soundscape with rap, soulful vocals and electronics.
Set within an interactive sound installation, HUH invites you to experience a truly unique concert.
Free entry, booking essential. To book please call the Box Office on 020 7638 8891.https://youtu.be/DcpV7wKbBEU