A fleet of ice cream vans call out to one another, and a beautifully nostalgic score floods Southbank Centre’s outdoor spaces.
You may remember hearing the siren song of the neighbourhood ice cream van as a child; this performance pop-up reimagines that ubiquitous sound. The vans, each with their own individual harmony, create a mesmerising symphony of different clustered sounds and a shared soundscape for unsuspecting audiences.
This performance includes a Q&A with composer Dan Jones about the piece and his work.
Written by award-winning composer Dan Jones, this brand-new iteration of Music For Seven Ice Cream Vans is commissioned by Absolutely Cultured and created especially for PRSF New Music Biennial 2019 and was originally co-commissioned by LIFT, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Blackpool Council and Sydney Festival.