Tune in to Access - Britten Sinfonia

Tune in to Access

16 Mar 2019

Alexia Sloane

Gate, gate

Alexia Sloane © Classic FM


Caroline Dearnley

Principal Cello


Britten Sinfonia takes part in Tune in to Access on 16 March – a celebratory day of performances and participation exploring accessibility, technology and the arts to mark Disabled Access Day at the Barbican Centre.

4.30pm – Performance
Caroline Dearnley, Britten Sinfonia’s Principal Cellist, will be performing Gate, gate for solo cello, by synaesthetic composer Alexia Sloane, which explores melody and text in Buddhist chanting. Alexia will then discuss her music and experiences.

5pm – Panel Discussion
Closing the day is a panel discussion ‘Look Deeper: Accessible Music Technology for Performance’, featuring Alexia Sloane and Barry Farrimond, Chief Executive of Open Up Music and developer of accessible musical instrument, the Clarion. The panel is moderated by Eddie Shelter, Events Producer at the Barbican and will explore how music technology has influenced performance. The panellists will share their experiences of using new technology in their careers and the challenges and barriers they have faced. A Q&A follows the panel discussion.

All timings are approximate and subject to change.

The events in Tune in to Access are free, find out what else is happening throughout the day here.

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