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The Unfolding

Hannah Peel and Paraorchestra with Charles Hazlewood

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Please note – We are easing social distancing measures across many events in our Autumn 2021 programme, but arrangements for this concert will not be changing. The number of tickets available for this concert, and the seating arrangements including socially distanced seating areas, will remain as initially advertised. You can read more about our Covid-19 response here.

Bristol Beacon & St George’s present a major new work by Hannah Peel, commissioned by and performed with Paraorchestra. The Unfolding takes a cyclical journey from the very atoms of human existence and the awakening of life, through to our eventual re-folding back into the elements.

This first live performance of Hannah Peel and Paraorchestra’s album The Unfolding, recorded in March 2021 and due for release in Spring 2022, features a glorious 14-piece ensemble of acoustic and electronic instruments as well as human voice for a transportive, playful, and otherworldly sonic experience. The Unfolding follows the huge success of Hannah’s 2021 album release Fir Wave.

“feel like you’re in a flying dream, high above broad and strange vistas” – Arts Desk on Fir Wave

With BSL Interpreter Helen Moore

The first part of the evening’s double bill features a new commission from Bristol-based composer and Associate Music Director for Paraorchestra, Lloyd Coleman. Latent Bloom  is a work inspired by the wondrous beauty and complexity of algorithms – on every aspect of today’s world. The piece takes it title from a recent work by award-winning photographer Jack Latham, in which the organic nature of algorithms is visualised through manipulated images of flowers.

Download the event programme notes here

Pre-event Food & Drink

Enjoy delicious drinks and light bites from our Café Bar ahead of the event.

Available to pre-order when booking your tickets, you can choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival, accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips (all Vegetarian). Just select which option – for one or two people – you would like, before checkout.

Your pre-ordered food and drink will be available to collect from the Café Bar from 60 minutes before the event. It’s the perfect way to begin your event experience at St George’s!