An interesting cross-cultural collaboration coming at at LSO St Luke’s:
LSO Eclectica: Birdsong & Borders with Merit Ariane
East Meets West
Friday 5 July 2019 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Jerwood Hall | LSO St Luke’s | London
Tickets: £20 £15 | Book tickets
NB: table seating in front of the stage
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
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.