King’s Cross, the 67-acre development in the heart of London and PRS for Music Foundation, have joined forces to select a musician in residence for the neighbourhood, for twelve months.
Scottish percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, will be the new Kings Cross Musician in Residence and will spend the year exploring, writing and performing new music. She’ll work with local communities of King’s Cross, talking to the companies, educational institutions and people living and working in the area, to create new music that will involve and resonate with them, culminating in a final performance at the end of the residency.
It a project looks like an interesting proposition. I really like the idea and am looking forward to seeing the results. Something to definitely keep an eye on. There’ll be a performance at the end of the residency which starts in January 2017.
Watch Evelyn Glennie talk about her idea for the residency below.
Picture credit: Philipp Rathmer