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London Symphony

London Symphony is a contemporary take on the ‘city symphony’, a genre of creative non-fiction that flourished in the 1920s and consisted of works that attempted to build poetic portraits of city life. As well as serving as a form of virtual tourism, city symphonies raise important and universal questions about the nature of community life – questions that have become vital within the current political climate. Released to coincide with the 90th anniversary of Walter Ruttmann’s Berlin, Symphony of a City, one of the most important examples of the original city symphonies, director’s Barrett and McWilliam have worked hard to bring a similar sense of poetic playfulness to London Symphony, while also updating the form for the 21st Century.