Ahead of an October 2012 performance of Julia Wolfe's 'Adventures in Sound' by the BBC Concert Orchestra, unexpecting concert-goers enjoying a quiet pre-event drink in Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer were treated to this altogether impromptu performance.
These seemingly spontaneous performers were a group of Music Practise students from West Hertfordshire College in Watford. Inspired by Julia Wolfe's street and body percussion concerto riSE and fLY the flashmob routine was created by BBC Concert Orchestra Principal Percussionists Alasdair Malloy and Stephen Whibley.
riSE and fLY was a BBC Radio 3 commission, which was premiered by Colin Currie and the BBC Concert Orchestra later the same evening, as well as being broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.
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