Anxiety Fanfare and Variations for Voices
First commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation for Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014 and premiered at the Wigmore Hall, London this work extends the multi-award winning composer Jocelyn Pook’s interest in the experience of mental illness, which she explored in her ground-breaking 2012 work, Hearing Voices. Written in five movements, the Anxiety Fanfare is performed by the Jocelyn Pook Ensemble and the community singers of the London International Gospel Choir, led by Naveen Arles. The soloists are soprano Loré Lixenberg, mezzo-soprano Melanie Pappenheim, countertenor Jonathan Peter Kenny and bass George Ikediashi.
About Jocelyn Pook
Jocelyn Pook is one of the UK’s most versatile composers, having written extensively for stage, screen, opera house and concert hall. She has established an international reputation as a highly original composer winning her numerous awards and nominations including a Golden Globe, an Olivier and two British Composer Awards.
The performance of Anxiety Fanfare and Variations for Voices will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 7 July 2017