I'm really excited to announce that I will be directing the Nu CivilisatIon Orchestra in November for a very special live soundtrack performance of music by Miles Davis to the documentary 'The Stuart Hall Project. Details below. Hope to see you at the Rich Mix Bethnal Green on November 14th!
EFG London Jazz Festival Presents: The Stuart Hall Project with Live Soundtrack
from Peter Edwards and The Nu Civilisation Orchestra Ensemble
Monday 14th November, Rich Mix, London Tickets £15 (adv)
Tickets: https://www.richmix.org.uk/events/music/efg-london-jazz-festival-stuart-hall-project- live-peter-edwards-plays-music-miles-davis
Peter Edwards, award winning musician, composer, arranger and Musical Director the Nu
Civilisation Orchestra, will lead the NCO ensemble at London’s Rich Mix in the performance
of a Live Soundtrack to John Akomfrah’s 2013 film The Stuart Hall Project.
One of the UK’s seminal academics, founder of the New Left Review, founder of British
Cultural Studies, the person who coined the term Thatcherism: few among us are not in
contact with Stuart Hall’s legacy.
As the United Kingdom faces a renegotiation with its closest neighbours this special
screening revisits Hall’s contributions to our understanding of diaspora and community.
“When I ask people where they’re from, I expect to be told an extremely long story”
Hall says in The Stuart Hall Project.
Using the ever-changing musical directions of jazz icon Miles Davis music to map epochs of
the late Stuart Halls’ thinking Peter Edwards leads the NCO ensemble in dazzling musical
exploration on connections between the music, thought and cultural change.
NCO https://nucivilisation.com/about/ Channel 4 https://vimeo.com/32567453
Peter Edwards http://www.peteredwardsmusic.co.uk
John Akomfrah http://www.smokingdogsfilms.com
The Stuart Hall Project http://www.smokingdogsfilms.com/2013/the-stuart-hall-project/
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