Trinity Laban students and renowned contemporary composer Graham Fitkin are performing as part of Southbank Centre's Ether festival this week. Time Out London has picked the exciting event as one of the week's 'best 5 concerts'.
Curated by Fitkin, the evening will consist of two parts. A free promenading event (17.30h) will be followed by a performance in the Queen Elizabeth Hall (19.30h) with Fitkin's incredible nine-piece band joined by musicians and dancers from Trinity Laban to create an unpredictable multi-sensory experience. The earlier event will feature music from Machaut and Gabrieli to Fitkin, La Monte Young, Avro Pärt plus up-and-coming Trinity Laban composers.
Now in its 10th year, the Southbank Centre's Ether festival celebrates cross arts experimentation in a series of concerts, talks and collaborations. It has seen the likes of Brian Eno, David Byrne, Royksopp and Gill Scott-Heron alongside the obscure and weirdly wonderful smaller acts of the 21st Century. It's a real eye-opener of a festival, where the ever-eccentric avant garde of today mix with the musical innovators of tomorrow.
Part one of the event is free and begins at 17.30h in the foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Ticket prices for part two of the performance range from £6-15.
Information and box office 0844 875 0073 or www.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/festivals-series/ether