ERROLLYN WALLEN In Our Lifetime
SALENA GODDEN Shade from 'The Good Immigrant’
JASMIN KENT RODGMAN FEAT. SALENA GODDEN New Work
AYANNA WITTER-JOHNSON FEAT. SOLOMON O.B New Work
LYRIX ORGANIX X SOPHIA THAKUR Feds (Poetry for the Man Dem) from ‘UnFold - EP2’
LYRIX ORGANIX X LAURIE OGDEN Superpowers from 'UnFold - EP2’
George Jackson conductor
Salena Godden poet
Laurie Ogden poet
Sophia Thakur poet
Solomon O.B poet
LSO String Trio & Percussion
Tickets: free entry, booking essential
Part of Barbican OpenFest
Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change.
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Seamlessly crossing poetry, new music, song and rap, HUH presents some of today’s most powerful voices and celebrated artists from the UK's music and spoken word scenes.
Errollyn Wallen’s hauntingly beautiful song In Our Lifetime, inspired by Nelson Mandela’s prison release, and poet Salena Godden’s unflinching essay Shade, set the concert’s themes of movement and identity.
Next up, Lyrix Organix: UnFold is spoken word as you’ve never heard, or seen, before. Influenced by jazz and contemporary classical, UnFold is a live collaboration between the UK's most exciting young poets alongside LSO strings, percussion and emerging visual artists.
New works by the mesmerising MOBO Award Nominee Ayanna Witter-Johnson & Solomon O.B, and LSO Jerwood Composer Jasmin Kent Rodgman & Salena Godden, complete the soundscape with rap, soulful vocals and electronics.
Set within an interactive sound installation, HUH invites you to experience a truly unique concert.
Doors open: 2.30pm
Interactive sound installation: 3–3.15pm (drop-in)
Interactive sound installation: 4.15–4.30pm (drop-in)
You are welcome to drop-in to the sound installation, but audience members are encouraged to stay for the duration of the concert. The audience will be standing for the concert and are invited to move about the hall. Limited seating will be available for those who are less able to stand.
LSO’s new programme for composers, LSO Jerwood Composer+ supports composers in programming, planning and delivering two chamber-scale concerts in the Jerwood Hall at LSO St Luke’s including work of their own developed through the programme.
Find out more about the LSO Jerwood Composer+ Scheme
Generously supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation.