Crowd Out

On Sunday 8 June 2014, BCMG staged one of its most most unusual and ambitious commissions to date in the main atrium of Millennium Point, Birmingham.

With Music Director Simon Halsey conducting from an escalator to a group ten times bigger than a symphony orchestra, the world premiere performances of Crowd Out realised a long-held ambition composer David Lang to write a piece that anyone could perform, regardless of their level of musical training, which would bring people from walks of life together to create a brand new community.

Think of extraordinary pieces written for unaccompanied choirs and what bubbles up from the brain? … Now there’s a new contender: David Lang’s Crowd Out, premiered on Sunday by 1,000 voices …

The Times

A 'conductor's eye view' of Crowd Out