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From My Room Orchestra returns with Philip Glass’ Company

Thu 30 July 2020

Together with Carne Trust Ensemble in Residence The Smith Quartet and dancers from the Faculty of Dance, From My Room Orchestra is back with a brand-new creative interpretation of a musical work.

From My Room Orchestra first hit our screens back in April with their virtual rendition of Pachelbel’s much-loved Canon in D. Since its digital release, it has had almost 20,000 views.

Now the digital Orchestra has united with leaders in contemporary music The Smith Quartet and three Trinity Laban dance artists to create a finale for our digital summer season.

Recorded in bedrooms and living rooms across the world by our students and staff, the collaborative cross-arts performance of Glass’ 2nd string quartet Company unites our community. It showcases their imagination, resourcefulness and technical mastery as they respond to the ever-evolving, diverse world of the performing arts.

The project has been spearheaded by Professor Nic Pendlebury, our Head of Strings, and forms part of our wider digital campaign #SelfIsolationCreation that allows us to continue to connect through creativity.

Nic Pendlebury comments –

“It has been particularly striking to observe how our students have reacted to this moment in time and how their resilience, resourcefulness and creativity has shone through despite the difficult circumstances.

“As we emerge from lockdown back into our social spaces we are rediscovering each other’s “Company”. It’s an experience we’ve been deprived of and that we’ve been looking forward to, that we’re craving. This project brings together our wider community and is an artistic expression of that desire and discovery.”

The film will premiere on Thursday 6 August at 14.30 on TL’s YouTube channel.

The project has been made possible through the generous support of The Carne Trust.

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