‘Illuminated River’ is a public artwork to light up the bridges of the Thames, led by architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and light artist Leo Villareal. The first four bridges will be illuminated in summer 2019 - once complete, it will be the longest public artwork in the world, eventually lighting up to 15 Thames bridges at night. Villareal joins a tradition of artists inspired by London’s great river, using the latest LED technology to ‘paint with light’, producing sequenced patterns that play across the bridge structures.
These exciting new works by Guildhall School composers celebrate the Illuminated River project and the historic bridges that inspired the music. This performance by the Guildhall Session Orchestra at Milton Court Concert Hall will be accompanied by live visuals of the Illuminated River bridges and artwork, and presentations from the composers themselves.