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A performance without instruments
Performing a specially written new work by Anna Meredith entitled HandsFree, it was delivered at the city's Philharmonic Hall, reported the Daily Telegraph
The piece composed by Ms Meredith, who at the age of 33 is one of Britain's leading young composers, was created as part of the Cultural Olympiad.
It requires the orchestra to remember the piece off by heart and it has been quite the eye opener – beatboxing, for example, was found to be exhaustive work.
"These amazing young musicians from the National Youth Orchestra will put down their flutes, clarinets, their cellos and then perform my piece which will be using everything apart from instruments," Ms Meredith told the newspaper ahead of the performance.
"There will be clapping, stamping, singing, beatboxing - basically anything I can think of that avoids instruments."
The National Youth Orchestra comprises of 170 teenagers from all around the UK. They meet annually for residential courses.
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Posted on 6 Jan 2012 10:17 to category : Instruments News
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