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Frans Lanting and Philip Glass: LIFE: A Journey Through Time performed at the Barbican by the LSO

A review of the multimedia performance of LIFE: A Journey Through Time, performed at the Barbican by the London Symphony Orchestra on 21st February 2010. And a commentary on the Q&A session held afterwards with Frans Lanting, conductor Marin Alsop and Cameron Hepburn.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Frans Lanting. Illustration by Joanne Young.

Way back in the depths of February I went for a very different night out in the middle of London Fashion Week. This was for the London premiere, at the Barbican, of an unusual multimedia collaboration between composer Philip Glass and Frans Lanting - a wildlife photographer much beloved of the National Geographic. LIFE: A Journey Through Time comprised an orchestral performance by the London Symphony Orchestra played beneath a huge three screen projection of photographs depicting the evolution of life on earth: not a big task at all then. The images have also been turned into a beautiful (and heavy) coffee table tome produced by read more

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