Anna Meredith is set to return to the Barbican’s music programme this spring. Composer, producer, and performer will be taking the stage with a special live orchestral performance of her Mercury Prize-shortlisted album “Fibs.”
The London shows will take place on Saturday the 30th of April at Barbican Hall. Anna will be joined by her talented band consisting of; Jack Ross (guitar, vocals), Sam Wilson (drums, vocals), Tom Kelly (tuba, vocals) and Maddie Cutter (cello, vocals), alongside the London Contemporary Orchestra and conductor Robert Ames. Together, they will put on a unique performance with a blend of classical, electronic and popular music. This mix has been arranged specifically for the band by Ben Corrigan and Robert Ames. A wonderful evening drawing together fantastic music, performed by highly exceptional musicians. It is every music lovers dream.
Anna Meredith has also announced that on Sunday the 1st of May, Barbican Cinema will be showing a screening of “Eighth Grade: Live Soundtrack” – Bo Burnham’s alternative teen comedy-drama that features Anna’s film score. And it will be performed live for the very first time. “Eighth Grade” is Bo’s debut feature-length film and Anna Meredith’s debut film score, which won the Sundance Audience Award at its premiere at Sundance 2018.
The film sees wannabe YouTuber, thirteen-year-old Kayla (Elsie Fisher) navigate her way through her awkward teen years – and the composers score highlights the angst of her world. The music is intense, joyful, and fun – much like the entire mood of the film itself.
These are two very special shows that you don’t want to miss out on. For more information, you can visit Barbican’s website where you can also purchase tickets.
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