EVELYN GLENNIE TO PREMIERE ECHOES FROM THE BIRDCAGE – THE CULMINATION OF HER 2017 MUSICIAN IN RESIDENCY AT KING’S CROSS
Venue: The Platform Theatre, 1 Handyside St, Kings Cross, N1C 4AA
Date & Time: Friday 22nd December 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Tickets: Concessions £10, Adults £18
Echoes from the Birdcage is the world premiere of a new composition to emerge from Dame Evelyn Glennie’s time as the PRS Foundation and King’s Cross Musician in Residence, written by Jill Jarman in collaboration with Dame Evelyn Glennie.
Echoes from the Birdcage will be performed for the first time on Friday 22nd December 2017 at the Platform Theatre in Kings Cross, with a 2:30pm matinee performance and a 7:30pm evening performance. Tickets are available to purchase online now from here and are priced £10 (for concessions) and £18 (for adults).
Informed and inspired by the sounds collected and shared by the King’s Cross community, Echoes from the Birdcage tells a story of the place in six movements, displaying all the different aspects of the area and how much it has changed through history. In Motion; Global Chant; and The Spaces in-between are just a few of the named movements.
An amazing sound world is created by percussionist Evelyn Glennie with an ensemble of musicians, to bring to life the sounds and emotions of the transformation of King’s Cross.
Evelyn Glennie said, “These last few months have been a learning curve; connecting to the King’s Cross community has taught me so much about this place right at the heart of London, so much so that I can say my relationship and appreciation of the area has expanded through this residency.
I’m proud of the piece of music Jill [Jarman] has written – Echoes from the Birdcage – and believe it will have a lasting legacy not only in the King’s Cross area, but hopefully as an inspirational piece that gets people thinking about the sound environment of their particular space.”