Inside the mind of the artist: Du Yun

Composer, multi-instrumentalist and performance artist Du Yun appears at Southbank Centre in January 2019 as part of SoundState festival. The Pulitzer-prize winner joins us to curate The New Java and Shanghai (a one-hour performance with artists from Shanghai Conservatory of Music and Southbank Gamelan Players), and a concert from Aurora Orchestra titled Songs for the Road.

In this short video Du Yun explains the freedoms she feels an artist should have to explore topics of their choosing, and how art serves as a means to engage an audience on important issues.

Du Yun | Soundstate


I think artists should have absolute freedom to work however they want, and however they wish to express
Du Yun


Du Yun curates The New Java and Shanghai as part of SoundState festival in Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room on 20 January 2019.

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Southbank Centre’s SoundState takes place from Wednesday 16 – Sunday 20 January 2019.

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