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Hannah Peel & Paraorchestra with Charles Hazlewood

Hannah Peel performing with Paraorchestra. From behind a keyboard on the left of the stage she is gesturing to the ensemble who are applauding.

Electronic musician and composer Hannah Peel unites with Paraorchestra to unfurl their new album, inspired by the cyclical nature of life. Join us in the Hall or watch live from your home.

The Unfolding is a major new work by Hannah Peel, commissioned by and performed with Paraorchestra and conducted by Charles Hazlewood, taking a cyclical journey from the very atoms of human existence and the awakening of life, through to our eventual re-folding back into the elements. It features a glorious fourteen-piece ensemble of acoustic and electronic instruments as well as human voice for a transportive, playful, and otherworldly sonic experience.

The Unfolding follows the huge success of Hannah’s 2021 Mercury Award-nominated album Fir Wave and is due for release on Real World Records in Spring 2022.

Opening is a new commission from Bristol-based composer and Associate Music Director for Paraorchestra Lloyd Coleman, in a work inspired by the beauty and complexity of algorithms – on all aspects of our world.

Presented and co-commissioned by The Barbican




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