The Rest Is Noise nominated for South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2014

The Rest Is Noise, Southbank Centre’s year-long festival of 20th-century music, for which the LPO is the major orchestral partner, is among the nominees for the 2014 South Bank Sky Arts Awards.

Update 27 January 2014: We are delighted that The Rest Is Noise won the award for the Classical category! A huge congratulations and ‘thank you’ to all at Southbank Centre and our fellow The Rest Is Noise artists and ensembles, who we’ve very much enjoyed sharing this experience with. Read more about the winners here.

The festival is nominated in the Classical Music category alongside Harrison Birtwistle’s Songs from the Same Earth, performed at The Britten Festival, Aldeburgh Festival and Thomas Adès’s Totentanz performed at the BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall.

Inspired by Alex Ross’s book, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, Southbank Centre’s festival looks at the key works of the 20th century through a wide lens, taking in the political happenings, social movements, cultural climates and personal stories that gave rise to these inspiring and sometimes controversial pieces of music. Providing the orchestral backbone to the whole festival, we dedicated all of our Royal Festival Hall concerts to charting some of the great orchestral works of the 20th century, from Richard Strauss’s 1900 Salome in January, right up to John Adams’s El Niño of 2000, which we perform on Saturday 14 December. Along the way we’ve performed works from some of the century’s most influential composers such as Mahler, Stravinsky, Weill, Gershwin, Shostakovich, Britten, Pärt and many more including a host of groundbreaking film composers and some of Britain’s most influential contemporary composers, such as Thomas Adès, James MacMillan, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Julian Anderson.

We’re thrilled at the attendance and enthusiasm shown for the series so far and would like to thank all involved and everyone who’s joined us over the last 11 months. A huge congratulations and ‘thank you’ to all at Southbank Centre and our fellow The Rest Is Noise artists and ensembles, who we’ve very much enjoyed sharing this experience with.

Best of luck to all the 2014 nominees!

Find out more about the South Bank Sky Arts Awards and view the full list of nominees

Find out more about our upcoming performances as part of Southbank Centre’s The Rest Is Noise

Visit Southbank Centre's The Rest Is Noise website for information about the full festival programme including talks, events and other performances.