European Unison, a eulogy to Brexit - a new composition for 28 pianos

European Unison, a eulogy to Brexit - a new composition for 28 pianos

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 18:00

Ruskin graduate, Ruth Spencer-Jolly showcases a eulogy to Brexit, a new compsition for 28 pianos. 28 pianists will play 28 Steinway pianos, playing out the history of the EU from birth to Brexit.

As the country reeled in shock in late June 2016 and frantically Googled ‘What will happen if we leave the EU?’, Ruth Spencer Jolly, an emerging artist specialising in 'musart', set to work on ‘European Unison’: a musical response to the political upheaval of Brexit.
The piece mourns the rich cultural exchange and peacekeeping cooperation we have turned our backs on.

Music is so much about the ensemble, it offers something richer, deeper and more complex than each instrument stranded in isolation and whilst the piano is an unusually self-sufficient instrument, we have become a piano condemned to play solo for the rest of time.
‘European Unison’ seeks to use the analogy of this unique ensemble linking pianos, politics and polyphony whilst demonstrating ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts’.

This UK premiere will be photographed and recorded.

Accessibility: all welcome, no disabled access, free parking

European Unison
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53° 47' 21.4296" N, 1° 33' 43.542" W
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