7th July 2017 • News
2017's Bascule Chamber Concerts
Following last year’s sell out concert series in Tower Bridge's Bascule Chamber, composer and curator Iain Chambers will return to fill this atmospheric, subterranean space with a brand new programme of music and spoken word.
In what it sure to be the highlight of this year's Totally Thames festival, this year's concerts showcase three major new works, alongside commissioned spoken word performances, and an immersive sound walk exploring London’s greatest hidden space.
The programme includes a contemporary response to Handel's Water Music by Langham Research Centre, 300 years after Handel’s famous work was premiered on the Thames. This ground-breaking new piece will see the group 'play' the sound of the Bridge's river and road traffic live, using hydrophones in the river and contact microphones on Tower Bridge itself.
Clarinettist Kate Romano will perform alongside Langham Research Centre in a new composition for oscillators and clarinet. Kate will also perform Steve Reich's New York Counterpoint a rhythmically intricate work by the American composer.
Award-winning Franco-Cameroonian singer Coco Mbassi will perform a new work in the Bridge's Accumulator Chamber, imagining the conversations happening on board boats carrying immigrants.
Plus poet Kayo Chingonyi will create and perform new spoken word created especially for this unique space.
Supported by the PRS for Music Foundation and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
For more information and to book tickets for the Bascule Chamber concerts, please visit the Totally Thames website.
Under 25s: £15.00 (excluding booking fee)
General ticket: £25.00 per person (excluding booking fee)
Friday 22 September, Saturday 23 September and Sunday 24 September
Please note that Tower Bridge is a working bridge and performance times will vary.