June 21, 2020 - June 21, 2020
As the country’s music venues remain closed, Musicity moves online to present a day of live performances, celebrating both new music and South London architecture, as part of London Festival of Architecture and Make Music Day.
From 1pm on Sunday 21 June, a six-hour live stream will feature new music, inspired by London architecture, including London Bridge locations The Shard, London Bridge Station, Southwark Cathedral and Bermondsey Street Tunnel in London Bridge, as well as The Albany, The Pioneer Health Centre in Peckham and Nunhead Cemetery.
Musicity at Home will be hosted by the founder of Musicity, Nick Luscombe , former presenter of BBC Radio 3’s greatly-loved Late Junction and Musicity’s Project Manager Solen Fluzin, with video art and coverage provided by contemporary video artist James Alec Hardy.
London Bridge City will show parts of the programme on its ECN digital display screens at The Scoop amphitheatre at More London.
“Musicity will take you on a musical and architectural journey across London from the comfort of your home. You’ll experience sounds, music and stories and discover all sorts of places that you’ll want to visit afterwards.”
– Nick Luscombe, Musicity Founder
New Musicity tracks will be available to listen to from home
Musicity builds a clear connection between music and places. Twenty five musicians and recording artists have previously created 25 audio tracks following the Low Line walking route through Bankside, London Bridge and Bermondsey, now continuing across South London. Each site-specific composition could previously only be heard at each location, but can be streamed free of charge by selecting locations on www.musicityglobal.com/cities/musicity-x-low-line. New tracks will also be available to stream anywhere in the world from at musicityglobal.com.
Participating artists include rising electronic producer, instrumentalist and DJ Neue Grafik; audacious neo-classical composer Angèle David-Guillou; multi-instrumentalist singer and wanderer Clémentine March; multi-talented artist Laima, from the São Paulo contemporary art scene; electro-acoustic composer Thomas Stone ; live Jungle and Drum & Bass mash-up artist Suitman Jungle ; and Japanese-born, classically trained violinist and composer Chihiro Ono .
Keep an eye on Musicity’s social media channels for more information about the artists over the coming weeks.
Musicity is supported by Team London Bridge, Diaphonique and Arts Council England .