Musicity brings London out of lockdown for a day
Musicity, the project that uses newly composed streamed music to describe familiar London buildings, is to have a day of live performance.
On Midsummer’s Day, Sunday, June 21, music commissioned and composed during lockdown will be performed live in an online streamed festival.
Architecture such as London Bridge Station (pictured), The Shard, The Albany and Nunhead Cemetery will be brought to life through a free web app, Musicity At Home, hosted by the former BBC Radio 3 presenter Nick Luscombe.
“Musicity will take you on a musical and architectural journey across London from the comfort of your home” Luscombe said. “You’ll experience sounds, music and stories and discover all sorts of places that you’ll want to visit afterwards. Musicity has always been about finding new ways to bring new music to new audiences, something that is more important than ever during the current crisis. So, on 21 June, Musicity at Home is our own response to the worldwide health emergency we are living in; we hope to contribute a little to safeguarding a fraction of the music industry by maintaining high quality cultural programmes amidst very uncertain times and bringing new artists to the fore.”
Twenty five musicians and recording artists have previously created audio tracks a walking route through Bankside, London Bridge and Bermondsey and across South London. Each site-specific composition can be streamed free of charge by selecting locations on www.musicityglobal.com/cities/musicity-x-low-line.