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Benedict Masonís Meld

 23 June 2016 at 11am 

Benedict Masonís Meld

Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh
Snape Maltings Concert Hall,Snape,Suffolk,IP17 1SP
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1728 687110

One of the Featured Composers at Aldeburgh Festival 2016, Benedict Mason has written a series of pieces, Music for Concert Halls, for performance in specific concert venues (his most recent work in the series, Horns Strings and Harmony, will be given its second performance by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group at the Aldeburgh Festival on 11 June).
Meld, his commission for Aurora Orchestra and Chantage at the 2014 BBC Proms, is one of the most striking pieces ever to have been written for the Royal Albert Hall Ė Ďmysterious, mad and ecstaticÖ an avant-garde happening that left one speechless with its epic zaninessí, wrote The Times in its 5-star review of the event.
Based on an original idea by director of photography Andreas Schimanski and captured by multiple cameras positioned around the Royal Albert Hall, the film is a cinematic response to the unique geography of this non-proscenium piece. With cameras attached to individual performers as they move throughout the space, the film turns the traditional performance model on its head, placing the audience at the centre of the experience.

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