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Snapshot Songs Project To Celebrate London

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We like this project. The Barbican and the Guildhall School are collaborating on Snapshot Songs, "an exciting new music project that will involve 150 people coming together with International award-winning composer Stuart Hancock to create and perform a song-cycle that represents the many voices of London today".

Currently recruiting singers from all backgrounds - professional experience not required - the project will over the next few months build up a soundscape of our city, weaving together voices and narratives from the diverse inhabitants of London to create an audio portrait of the nation's capital.

In the digital age, sound is a medium which is often overlooked in the barrage of visual media we're presented with each minute - and yet it can be hugely evocative, as the recent performance of The Hush at the National Theatre's 'Shed' pop-up demonstrated. We can't wait to hear what the project ends up producing.

There will be open workshops at the Barbican on 14th September for those interested in finding out more; in the meantime, though, you can read in more detail about the project on its website. We're off to warm up our vocal chords...

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