London Sinfonietta have announced the launch of a new series of live digital content especially for the period of the Coronavirus lockdown. Over the coming weeks, Lockdown Live will include concerts and performance guides given by London Sinfonietta Principal Players.
To begin, head to their Youtube channel for Sinfonietta Shorts Live, in which short five-minute solo works will be performed, followed by discussions with the composer and performer, where you can ask questions and hear insights in real-time.
Check out the online event series here.
Furthermore, the London Sinfonietta invites you to write a new piece of music for them. Inspired by the Postal Pieces of composer James Tenney, the only condition is that it should fit on the back of a postcard. No need to use the traditional notation (although you can if you want to), there is the chance to create a musical ‘score’ using staves and notes, colours, shapes, lines, words, instructions, collage or any combination of these. Open to everyone (and especially those under 18 years old) – the more imaginative your response, the better!