Totally Thames: Bascule Chamber Concerts
Following last years sell out concert series in the Bascule Chamber at Tower Bridge, composer and curator Iain Chambers returns to fill the atmospheric subterranean Victorian space with a brand new programme.
This year's concerts showcase three major new works, alongside commissioned spoken word performances, and an immersive sound walk exploring Londons greatest hidden space.
The programme includes response to Handel's Water Music, 300 years after that famous work was premiered on the Thames by Langham Research Centre. This ground-breaking new piece will see the group 'play' the sound of the Bridge's river and road traffic live, using hydrophones in the river and contact microphones on Tower Bridge itself.
Clarinettist Kate Romano will perform alongside Langham Research Centre in a new composition for oscillators and bass clarinet and perform Steve Reich's New York Counterpoint a rhythmically intricate work by the American composer.
Award-winning Franco-Cameroonian singer Coco Mbassi will perform a new work in the Bridge's Accumulator Chamber, imagining the conversations happening on board boats carrying immigrants.
Plus poet Kayo Chingonyi will create and perform new spoken word for this unique space. Kayo has been awarded the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize and was shortlisted for the inaugural Brunel University African Poetry Prize.
Supported by the PRS for Music Foundation and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Suitable for ages 14+. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Please note performances are subject to change upto 24 hours before due to the working nature of Tower Bridge.
South Bascule Chamber, Tower Bridge (View)
Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Road
London SE1 2UP
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