The 20/19 Project at Turner Contemporary / by Anne Lanzilotti


The 20/19 Project is headed to the UK! Studio Will Dutta has planned a series of really thoughtful, compelling events to give the project context and discuss how it relates to current events. These will culminate in the UK premiere of the new works by Andrew Norman, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and Scott Wollschleger at Turner Contemporary with pianist Zeynep Özsuca. While I’ll only be performing/presenting in the final three events, I’ve included them all below:


From Studio Will Dutta’s site:

What does the present moment with all its fragmentation, confusion and constriction, look/sound like when seen/heard from above?

In this compelling new series, we present a variety of answers to this question through sound, film, discussion and drawing. Central to The 20/19 Project is the transformational shift in culture over the last one hundred years through the lens of music and in particular, the viola.

The headline shows at Westgate Hall, a former drill hall in Canterbury, feature three outstanding viola sonatas of 1919 by composers Rebecca Clarke, Paul Hindemith and Ernest Bloch, and at Turner Contemporary in Margate, three UK premieres by some of the most persuasive and individual composers of our time. Knitting these together is a new audio-visual work by Ana Quiroga and Pedro Maia, using archive film and field recordings from East Kent.

Life Drawing at The Faversham Assembly Rooms, ME13 8PG

26 September, 7.30PM — Rosalind Ventris / Will Dutta

Join artist Joseph Paxton for this unique opportunity to draw from an open rehearsal. Plenty of tuition and guidance on-hand. All levels welcome. £10 (£8 concessions)

Made in Transition, Part 1 at Westgate Hall, CT1 2BT

16 October, 7.30PM — Rosalind Ventris / Will Dutta

Emotions compete in these era-defining viola sonatas, with three new audio-visual preludes by Ana Quiroga and Pedro Maia (world premiere). £15 (£10 concessions)

Studio Talk at St Mary’s Art Centre, CT13 9HN

14 November, 7.30PM

Join our in-conversation series to explore the cultural, social and economic shifts facing the UK, with a line-up that includes former CIO at Credit Suisse and author of The Levelling, Michael O’Sullivan. £10 (£8 concessions)

Apart and Together at Daphne Oram Creative Arts Building, CCCU, CT1 1QU

15 November, 6PM

The new building is occupied in a maze of performance, discussion and student groups reimagining accepted musical narratives. Free

Made in Transition, Part 2 at Turner Contemporary, CT9 1HG

28 November, 7.30PM — Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti / Zeynep Özsuca

Dive into three new viola sonatas by Andrew Norman, Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Scott Wollschleger and find your way among fragments, fragile echoes and broken gestures. Audio-visual preludes by Ana Quiroga and Pedro Maia mark the walls. Tickets via Eventbrite: £15 (£10 concessions)