Riot Ensemble - House of Rumours @ London Unwrapped | Sounds of a Migrant City
Riot Ensemble presents ‘House of Rumours’ – an exuberant programme marking the return of live music to Hall One. This concert combines the joy of Errollyn Wallen’s Horseplay and the thrumming energy of Shruthi Rajasekar’s Spin Excitations with one of the great works of the contemporary cannon: Winternacht by Hans Abrahamsen. Finally, the world premiere of Philip Cashian’s House of Rumours, a shadowy collection of shouts and murmurs for two groups of players, closes this concert celebrating London and the many voices that make its magic.
Sounds of a Migrant City | Throughout 2021
London has been a melting pot since its earliest days, both a place of refuge, a glittering cultural nexus, the most cosmopolitan of all British cities. This year-long series aims to delve into four hundred years of London’s musical past, with its dazzling display and troubling undercurrents, its openness, opportunities and barriers. The series highlights a music story that always been driven forward, disrupted, shaped and inspired by outsiders and immigrant communities, and showcases the diversity of creativity in the city today. Featuring artists in residence Iestyn Davies and Cassie Kinoshi, Allan Clayton, Elena Urioste, Aurora Orchestra, The Sixteen, Phantasm and many more.