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Devonté Hynes + London Symphony Orchestra

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Grammy nominated Devonté Hynes is accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra, performing contemporary classical music that confronts the complexities of 21st century identity. 

Beginning his musical career in the punk band Test Icicles, before releasing two orchestral, acoustic pop records, Hynes has gone on to release four solo albums to critical acclaim under the names Blood Orange and Lightspeed Champion, including Coastal Grooves, Cupid Deluxe, Freetown Sound, and Negro Swan. With an unprecedented talent for composing across genres, Hynes has worked with the like of Phillip Glass, Mariah Carey, A$AP Rocky, Solange and P. Diddy on projects ranging from orchestral compositions; pop music and film scores.

Layered with existential sensitivity, Hynes' music explores the complexities and ambiguities of 21st century identity, delving into memory, trauma, depression and anxiety, as well as the triumphs of vulnerable communities, including people of colour and the queer and trans communities, and where they intersect.

Tagged with: Contemporary music

Start time: 7.30pm

Approximate running time: 100 mins, plus 20 min interval.

This concert will start promptly at 7.30pm and latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. Please be aware that this may not be until the interval.

Please note all timings are approximate and subject to change.

Produced by the Barbican 

Naked Blue is commissioned by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Louis Langrée, Music Director
Supported by the David C. Herriman Fund of Greater Cincinnati Foundation


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