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Music for Seven Ice Cream Vans: Performance and Q&A

Part of New Music Biennial

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.

Dates & times

7 Jul 2019
Approximate run time: 60 mins
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    • Sun 7 July 2019
      • 1:30 pm


Outdoor spaces
Royal Festival Hall Wall, Queen Elizabeth Hall Side



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Related events
This event is part of a weekend-long installation of Music For Seven Ice Cream Vans, Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 July.
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