Echoes from the Birdcage

Photo of Dame Evelyn Glennie

22 Dec 2017

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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 Kings Cross Musician in Residence.

Written by Jill Jarman in collaboration with Dame Evelyn Glennie, Echoes from the Birdcage is informed and inspired by the sounds collected and shared by Kings Cross
Community and tells a story of the place in seven movements, displaying all the different aspects of the area and how much it has changed through history.
An amazing sound world is created by percussionist Evelyn Glennie with an ensemble of musicians bringing to life the sounds and emotions of the transformation of King’s Cross.

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 seven 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.

Performance times: 


The King’s Cross Musician in Residence – a partnership between PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading funder of new music and talent development, and King’s Cross, London’s new creative quarter – was established to enable a UK-based music creator to explore, write and perform new music whilst based at the King’s Cross site in London over twelve months.

Image credit: Elliot Franks