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Headless Britain: London’s South Bank sidelines arts chief – SlippediscSlippedisc

Norman Lebrecht

July 07, 2022

The capital’s main arts center has moved its director of music and performing arts Gillian Moore to a nebulous role of artistic associate, with immediate effect.

Moore has worked for Suth Bank since 1993 and has been the main point of contact for its declining classic content.

Today’s press release says she will report to Mark Ball, Artistic Director, in the future, and among her responsibilities will be developing new large-scale projects and collaborative initiatives that support music and the creative engagement at the Southbank Centre, as well as creating new music-focused digital content for the Southbank Centre’s digital channels.

Less is Moore. Or less.

She said: “The Southbank Center is, for me, the greatest arts venue in the world, with its riverside location, its open and optimistic architecture, its welcoming and inclusive heritage and its bright and vibrant community. diversity of artists and audiences. I am very excited to continue my association with this special place in a new part-time role and to work with Mark Ball and the team as well as our community of musicians and artists to help shape ideas for the coming.

Ball said: “Over three decades at the Southbank Centre, Gillian Moore’s artistic direction has made an immense contribution not just to the Southbank Center but to the wider cultural health of London and the UK. Gillian’s contribution to classical music in particular has seen new orchestras emerge and flourish, landmark festivals develop and grow, and collaborative musical projects that have pushed the art form forward. Building on these accomplishments, I am delighted to work closely with Gillian in her new role as Artistic Associate and to develop new ideas and projects together that will continue to place the Southbank Center at the center of an artistic and musical ecology. flourishing. ‘

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