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A Scream And An Outrage: Session Six: Philip Glass, Nico Muhly, Shara Worden, Pekka Kuusisto
Philip Glass and Nico Muhly perform some of Glass’s Etudes for Piano, whilst artists including Nico Muhly, Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) and violinist Pekka Kuusisto present David Lang’s death speaks, a work created from 32 extracts of Schubert songs, each of which details Death speaking to the living.
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This event takes place at Barbican Centre, which has achieved Silver Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
The world famous composer, whose repetitive and mesmeric music is in many ways as close to dance music as to traditional classical music. His vast output includes film scores, operas, works for orchestras and soloists.
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Classically-trained singer from My Brightest Diamond whose vocal style falls somewhere between Kate Bush and Bjork.
'My Brightest Diamond front-woman Shara Worden has the classically trained vocal equipment for the opera but chooses to mix ambient indie-rock and Cocteau Twins-style goth' (Isthmus)
'Guitarist and acclaimed composer Shara Worden blends striking, quasi-classical sounds with a love of lo-fi rock (PJ Harvey, Breeders). Here she plays a one-off special with a string quartet.' (Time Out London)
'Enigmatic songs from My Brightest Diamond; its leader, Shara Worden, sang with velvety richness as she dispensed stark riffs and elusive memories' (The New York Times).
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