Thursday, 27 August 2009

Shlomo Commissioned to Write Classical Work

Big up to Shlomo and his Beatbox Orchestra (especially Homecut/Testament on the end there) for being commissioned by the Southbank Centre to write a new classical work entitled 'Concerto for Beatboxer and Orchestra'. Here are Shlomo's own words from his own blog:

"Anna Meredith (who you might have seen recently on TV teaching Goldie how to write orchestral music) is one of the UK’s hottest up and coming composers - she has written two BBC Proms and last year was commissioned for the Last Night of the Proms.

Our new piece will be performed on February 19th and 20th 2010 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall with a specially created 20-piece orchestra, plus the Vocal Orchestra (my 8-piece beatbox choir) embedded within the ensemble.

This will be a challenging modern classical work recognising the human voicebox as a musical instrument in its own right, and also a chance to create the first full notation for beatboxers.

I’ll be blogging and tweeting throughout the whole process, and all the latest info, photo, video, blog posts and links to buy tickets can be found on the Concerto’s project page."

Go here for more info.

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