What Next? #20: David Lang

In today’s What Next? podcast, Crowd Out composer David Lang asks ‘What next for music?’ Click play below to listen to David’s thoughts (or if you’re viewing this on email, head over to the blog to hear the podcast): We’ll be releasing podcasts each day throughout the Summer Festival available here, our website and on iTunes from 8.30am. The next and final podcast is released…

What Next? #19: Osmani Primary School debating team

In today’s What Next? podcast, the Osmani Primary School debating team asks ‘What next for getting young people involved in community making to create a socially active society?’ Click play below to listen to their thoughts (or if you’re viewing this on email, head over to the blog to hear the podcast): We’ll be releasing podcasts each day throughout the Summer Festival available…

What Next? – A new series from Spitalfields Music

What Next for arts education? What Next for culture in London? What Next for Tower Hamlets? This Summer Festival we create a platform to reflect on what might be ahead of us, looking to provoke and inspire, challenge and encourage debate. Inspired by the What Next? movement, we’ve brought together 21 individuals from a variety…

Crowd Out FAQs (part 2)

It’s time for a second instalment of our Crowd Out FAQ videos. Find out from David Lang himself where the words came from and how he has approached writing an 1000-voice work. You may find some surprises…! We’re looking for even more people to take part in Crowd Out – you don’t need any previous musical experience, just…

David Lang – the composer of Crowd Out

Meet David Lang, the composer behind Crowd Out. Lang has tackled the admirable challenge of writing music for 1000 untrained voices to be performed in our Summer Festival this year! Commissioned by us in partnership with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and the Berliner Philharmoniker, you can be a part of Crowd Out this summer and add…

Crowd Out FAQs (Part 1)

Crowd Out is Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang’s extraordinary new piece for 1000 people coming to East London this summer. We’re continuing our search for 1000 voices who want to shout, sing, whisper and chant, taking their place in the crowd as part of the piece. To give you an idea of what’s involved and…