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Debut performance of new harp by GSD5 patient

Could this be the challenge of Sioned’s career?

Following Sioned Williams’ career as Principal Harpist of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, despite her McArdle disease (GSD5), could next Saturday be her biggest challenge yet? With no pedal input, this novel instrument is played entirely with the hands. Anyone with GSD5 knows that holding your arms outstretched for an extended period is a major challenge, let alone continuous movement of the hands.

Saturday 18 May, free entry, no ticket required

“Encounter a rusty, metallic soundworld inspired by otherness and displacement as you explore the combination of contemporary classical music with spatialisation, video art, performing sculpture and movement over a 66-metre graphic score. Witness the debut performance of a new instrument, the Soveida Harp, based on Persian چنَگ (chang) instruments, which articulates its sound in eerie stereo.

“Be disorientated.

“Be provoked.”

A new experience created by Amir Konjani

Saturday 18 May 2019, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s, London

Performances at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm

More details of the Sound Unbound programme

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“LSO Jerwood Composer+” is generously supported by Jerwood Arts.

This event is additionally supported by Abbasi Chang, Bow brand, UK Harp Association, Sam Scaffolding, Iran Heritage, and RNCM.