Part two of the Southbank Centre’s year-long festival announced

10.05.13

The Southbank Centre’s twelve month exploration of 20th century music ‘The Rest is Noise’ has announced details of the second half of this year’s program starting at the end of this month. The festival, based on ‘The New Yorker’ critic Alex Ross’s book of the same name, has already covered turn-of-the-century landmarks like Brecht’s Threepenny Opera but will now focus on the post-1945 period until December.

These include performances from international composers like Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Helmut Lachenmann and Sofia Gubaidulina, talks by Gail Zappa, Hanif Kureishi, Angela Davis and Alex Ross himself plus film screenings and discussion sections on the assassinations of Elvis Presley and John Lennon, the rise of counter-cultural drug use and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Full details are on the official ‘The Rest is Noise’ site.