As part of the Notes & Letters festival, in association with the Royal Philharmonic Society, Tom Service chairs a debate on the myths surrounding new music.
Do you think all contemporary music sounds like a squeaky gate, is inaccessible or irrelevant and that one needs to have a beard and wear a black polo-neck jumper to appreciate it? These are some of the myths Tom Service debunked in recent Guardian article you are likely to have seen flying around Facebook and Twitter.
Here he chairs a panel with Nicholas Snowman, previously Director General of the Southbank Centre, Andrew Burke of the London Sinfonietta, composer Judith Weir CBE and other luminaries from the world of contemporary music on those myths and more.
The Notes & Letters Festival is associated with the Royal Philharmonic Society's Notes into Letters Project, bringing the worlds of music and word together. Through commissions, tasks and activities, writers, poets and wordsmiths draw inspiration from the musical canon. You can find out more about this project by following this link.