As part of the London Festival of Architecture 2017, Tassie and Freud have created a site-specific choral performance that draws on the history of the local area of Silvertown and celebrates London’s forgotten architectural spaces.
Performed by Musarc, one of the UK’s most progressive choral ensembles, audience members will be able to experience the work through a number of interconnected spaces in the Carlsberg Tetley Building.
London-based electronic and acoustic composer Benjamin Tassie said: ‘It’s wonderful to be able to write such vibrant, joyful music to be performed in such an interesting space and for a choir so unique and accomplished. Annie’s beautiful words imbue a sense of Silvertown’s days of glory, its rich lived stories, as well as the enormous potential regeneration offers. Silvertown is about sharing the magic of London’s forgotten spaces and the diverse richness of its communities past and present, through songs that are variously exuberant, tender and ardent.’
Ahead of the performance, audience members will be able to enjoy a special tour of the building by architects SODA, who have designed a series of co-working spaces in the former beer factory for The Mill Co. Project as part of the regeneration of the Royal Docks.
Silvertown will take place on Saturday June 17, 6–9pm in the Carlsberg Tetley Building, North Woolwich Road, London, E16 2AB. Tickets are £9 and can booked through Eventbrite.