LONDON SYMPHONYEnded Feb 23, 2018 at 12:00 AM
LONDON SYMPHONY, a brand new silent film offering a poetic journey through the capital, will be touring venues around the country after launching with a special event at the Barbican Centre on September 3rd 2017. Comprised of stunning visuals and stirring music, LONDON SYMPHONY is an artistic snapshot of the city as it stands today, and a celebration of its rich diversity of culture, architecture and religion. It was filmed in over 300 locations around every borough of London, and features footage filmed from the MBNA Thames Clippers boats.
The music has been specially composed by James McWilliam, and will be performed live by the Covent Garden Sinfonia (CGS, formerly the Orchestra of St Paul's), and their conductor Ben Palmer, at three special events supported by public funding from Arts Council England.
Director/editor Alex Barrett has said: "LONDON SYMPHONY is a community project, and we will be bringing it directly into those communities during our release. It is a contemporary take on the 'city symphony', a genre of creative non-fiction that flourished in the 1920s and consisted of works that attempted to build poetic portraits of city life. As well as serving as a form of virtual tourism, city symphonies raise important and universal questions about the nature of community life – questions that have become vital within the current political climate."
Find out more about their touring dates and how to book tickets here: http://www.londonsymphfilm.com/screenings.htm.
LONDON SYMPHONY was produced by Katharine Round and Disobedient Films, and was nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017.