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Anthems for Queer Youth

  • Silk Street Music Hall Silk Street London, England, EC2Y 8HQ United Kingdom (map)

What does it mean to be queer in 2018? How have societal perceptions of queerness changed, and how have these changes affected the lives of LGBTQ+ people throughout history? Does queerness have aesthetic value in itself? Is there still the need for queer art, or does this simply distract from a deeper engagement with the work? What does the future hold for the LGBTQ+ youth of today?

 

Over the course an hour, this performance explores these questions, weaving together a new large-scale vocal piece by Robert Reid Allan with older music by queer composers and writers and a specially-devised performance from Glasgow-based performance art collective Savage Parade, together tracing the history of the development of queer identities and pointing the way to a better future for queer kids to come.

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Patricia Auchterlonie, soprano

Robert Reid Allan, piano

Savage Parade

Alex Tay, projection mapping

Gareth Mattey, director

Earlier Event: February 15
Psappha Ensemble
Later Event: September 2
BCMG: Wilde Lieder Marx.Music in Trier