Lawrence Power performs Erkki-Sven Tüür in the roof of Wigmore Hall (detail) View full image

Lawrence Power named Wigmore Associate Artist

Lawrence Power has been announced as one of Wigmore Hall’s nine new Associate Artists as it reopens to the public on 17 May and celebrates its 120th anniversary. The residencies last five years, with artists performing at least once each season. Power’s latest Lockdown Commission, Locked in C by Erkki-Sven Tüür, was filmed in and above the hall and was released last week.

Other Associate Artists include vocal and movement artist Elaine Mitchener, composer and performer Nitin Sawhney and sarod players Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash. Power said: ‘I want to bring my love of new music and commissioning, and combine it with collaborations. The nicest part of a residency is to be able to make music with close friends and colleagues, but also to reach out and work with different artists. It’s exciting to see such a diverse list of Associate Artists and I look forward to collaborating with different elements, including dance. I am really looking forward to the freedom of being able to programme like that.’

Power’s most recent collaboration was with dancer Sharia Johnson and singer Héloïse Werner in 64 Variations, a film of Bach’s Chaconne, the first release of his new Âme production company. Âme’s next film will be of Thomas Adès’s Three Berceuses, written for Power, with the composer at the piano.