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Exciting opportunity to perform at Southbank Centre’s Meltdown Festival

2nd July 2015

Do you play French horn at Grade 5 standard or above?  If you do, you could be performing at Southbank Centre’s Meltdown festival, curated by David Byrne, this summer in London…

Southbank Centre is searching for volunteers to participate in the London premiere of John Luther Adams’s huge outdoor work for 64 horns.  Co-commissioned with the East Neuk Festival, Adams’ Across a Distance is performed by 64 horns in F or B flat. There are parts for amateur players of Grade 5 standard and above to perform alongside professional musicians. We’re calling for amateur musicians to get involved.

Musicians who sign up for this opportunity have the opportunity to rehearse alongside eight professional horn players and perform as part of David Byrne’s Meltdown on Sunday 23 August at 2pm and 6pm. The final performances take place outdoors, with the musicians spreading out across the site as the piece progresses and moving further away from the audience – across a distance.

Click here to find out more and to apply. Deadline Sunday 5th July. If you have any questions please contact ruth.hardie@southbankcentre.co.uk.

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