Ripples and Roots: Rushmoor Stories

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 Ripples and Roots: Rushmoor Stories, the latest work from local group New Dimensions  will be performed on Sun 9 November at 11.30am and 2pm at Aldershot Military Museum as part of an event which is free to the public.
 
Contemporary music ensemble London Sinfonietta and electronic musician Scanner,have collaborated to create this new piece of music, inspired by Rushmoor residents. Working in partnership with the West End Centre, the new piece emerged out of conversations and sessions with the Senior Moments local retirement group, and the Nepalese Dance Group.
 
Scanner, who composed and arranged the music, said ‘The sessions were conducted with musicians from the London Sinfonietta in response to the local communities we met, drawing influence from all manner of stories, memories, Nepalese dancing and singing and even easy listening music. Using these resources I’ve composed a new work that reimagines these very varied connections into a work that attempts to join the dots in a playful but emotive manner.’
 
Ripples and Roots: Rushmoor Stories is one of a series of projects being delivered by New Dimensions, a partnership between Anvil Arts and Turner Sims which seeks new ways of involving people in music. Funded by Hampshire County Council, New Dimensions works with composers, orchestras, groups and musicians in different genres, using music to engage, explore and celebrate local communities.
 
For more information visit newdimensions.org.uk

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