added: 3 Jul 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Sounds from a Room, Artangel's 2012 programme of extraordinary music performed live in A Room for London, the boat-shaped installation on the roof of Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, begins this autumn with a special broadcast of Jarvis Cocker's BBC Radio 6 Music's Sunday Service on September 30 from 4 ' 6pm.
Since January, the capital's most intimate temporary performing space has been home to musicians from all over the world. Amadou and Mariam, Andrew Bird, Laurie Anderson and Imogen Heap have all created and performed new work streamed free on www.aroomforlondon.co.uk and relayed via screens to hundreds gathered in the various public spaces at Southbank Centre. David Byrne composed an exclusive new sound piece, 'Get It Away', attracting thousands of listeners from across the globe. All are available on demand until the end of the year.
Jarvis Cocker's special edition of his Sunday Service continues a project that offers a unique window on the sights and sounds of London by musicians more usually seen in large-scale venues. Josh T Pearson, the Texan singer-songwriter, whose debut solo release Last Of The Country Gentlemen was a 2011 album of the year, takes residency in the Room in October with a live streamed performance on Tuesday 23 at 6pm at www.aroomforlondon.co.uk and on screen at Southbank Centre's Clore Ballroom. Charlie Fink, a British singer, songwriter, producer and film maker, best known as the front-man of Noah and the Whale, performs live on Thursday 22 November at 8pm, streamed online and via screen at Southbank Centre's Level Five Function Room.
Sounds from a Room is part of Artangel's A Room for London programme. This also includes A London Address, a series of monthly writings and recordings from internationally renowned voices such as Michael Ondaatje, Ahdaf Soueif, Colm Tóibin and Jeanette Winterson; and Ideas for London, a competition in association with the London Evening Standard to discover Londoners' ingenious ideas to make their city a better place.