Room 2, South Gallery II, Bermondsey
In a collaboration between Christian Marclay and the London Sinfonietta, some of the world’s most renowned contemporary musicians have been invited to stage performances, including new compositions and live improvisation sessions. This Sunday the London Sinfonietta will be performing a newly commissioned piece by Mica Levi.
Mica Levi was born in Guildford and classically trained in the viola and composition through scholarships at the Purcell School and London’s Guildhall. Levi spent her spare time developing her production skills and teamed up with Raisa Khan and Marc Pell to form ‘Micachu and The Shapes’, a musical moniker that would yield the critically acclaimed ‘bedroom-album’ Jewellery (2009).
While performing and touring Levi continued to produce, releasing the Kwake Bass vs. Micachu Meat Batch mixtape (2010). She eventually combined her background in classical music with her passion for hip-hop and an interest in self-made instruments in ‘Micachu & the Shapes’ Chopped & Screwed live album (2011). The performance was scored by Levi and performed with the London Sinfonietta at King’s Place in 2010 and later on at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Levi is the youngest artist invited to be a Southbank Centre Artist in Residence.
Levi composed the soundtrack for Jonathan Glazer’s film Under The Skin. It garnered critical acclaim and a number of awards, including a BAFTA nomination. The score has since been performed live at the Royal Festival Hall, London and in LA. It’s influence is palpable in her most recent mixtape Feeling Romantic Feeling Tropical Feeling.
Andy Webster (clarinet/bass clarinet), Jonathan Morton (violin, London Sinfonietta Principal Player), Joely Koos (cello), Oliver Lowe (percussion)
Sound design and live recording mix:
Sound Intermedia (London Sinfonietta Principal Player)
Composer and guest artist:
All of the performances are free and open to the public, but spaces will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
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