SICC @Nordic Matters - Southbank Centre's Chorus Festival

Immerse yourself in the singing voices of Kammerkór Suðurlands (South Iceland Chamber Choir) and singers from Southbank Centre’s Voicelab in Surrounded by Strangers.

As you wander through the performance space, the piece asks both performers and audiences how it feels to be surrounded by strangers,

addressing themes of loneliness and alienation in this increasingly busy, hyper-connected world.

Looking into the issues of loneliness that plague modern society, Norwegian composer Eyvind Gulbradsen has developed Surrounded By Strangers in collaboration with Kammerkór Suðurlands (South Iceland Chamber Choir) and their Musical Director, Hilmar Örn Agnarsson, alongside singers from Southbank Centre’s Voicelab.

Audiences are invited to dive into this vocal testimony, wandering through the performance space. Instead of following a formalised framework, the piece creates space for the singers’ individuality, eccentricities and expressions.

The result of this collaboration is a remarkable, personal and emotional experience which brings audiences face-to-face with performers laying themselves bare.

Initially developed in Iceland as part of a collaboration with Eyvind Gulbradsen as part of the Moving Classics European Network for New Music commissioned residencies.

Audiences can also enjoy a performance of Birta (2015) by Icelandic composer Georg K Hilmarsson. Birta is a piece inspired by the light, colour and landscapes of Iceland and California.

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Southbank, SE1 8XX
London
01 July , Saturday 15:30

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