LSO Eclectica: Birdsong & Borders with Merit Ariane


East Meets West

Fri 5 Jul 2019 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London

Merit Ariane vocals
Louai Alhenawi Arabic flute
Andy Hamill double bass
Hyelim Kim Korean flute
Alcyona Mick piano
Antonio Romero percussion

Octavia Bright poetry
Jason Emberton sound artist
Jessie Rodger visuals

Tickets: £20 £15

NB: table seating in front of the stage

£0.60 online booking fee, £0.70 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees

Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change.

Photograph by Steven Cropper

Singer and composer Merit Ariane brings together an international ensemble to create a tapestry of new and traditional music, crossing cultures and continents, connecting music to the magic of birdsong.

‘Birds are free. They traverse boundaries, real or imaginary, linking the realms of the living and dead, magic and reality, nature and art. As more borders are built, birds represent what deeply connects us as humans, our childhood dreams and longing to be free and soar.’

Drawing from Arabic and Korean influences, this performance is inspired by the transition from dusk through night to dawn, culminating in an exuberant dawn chorus, a joyful outpouring of sound. The programme will include a new collaboration between Merit, film maker Jessie Rodger and writer Octavia Bright, featuring mesmerising projections, soundscapes and poetry.

East Meets West generously supported by the Reignwood Culture Foundation.

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Merit, Jessie and Octavia’s new work is generously supported by the Help Musicians Fusion Fund.