The Unfolding is a major new work by Northern Irish artist, composer, producer and broadcaster Hannah Peel, commissioned by and performed with Paraorchestra, conducted by Charles Hazlewood.

In a co-commission by The Barbican, The Unfolding will play three dates in 2022:

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh 5 May 2022

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Sage Gateshead 6 May 2022

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Barbican, London 21 May 2022

(this event will also be live streamed)

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The Unfolding takes a cyclical journey from the very atoms of human existence and the awakening of life, through to our eventual re-folding back into the elements and features a 14-piece ensemble of acoustic and electronic instruments as well as human voice.

Part of the evening’s programme is a new commission from Bristol-based composer and Associate Music Director for Paraorchestra, Lloyd Coleman. Latent Bloom is a work inspired by the wondrous beauty and complexity of algorithms – on every aspect of today’s world. The piece takes it title from a recent work by award-winning photographer Jack Latham, in which the organic nature of algorithms is visualised through manipulated images of flowers.

Hannah Peel and Paraorchestra recorded The Unfolding in March 2021 and the new album is due for release on Real World Records in Spring 2022. It follows the huge success of Hannah’s 2021 Mercury Award nominated album Fir Wave.