The rest is noise

BBC

THE BBC AND SOUTHBANK CENTRE PARTNER FOR A YEAR-LONG FESTIVAL

BBC Four is entering an ambitious partnership with the Southbank Centre for a groundbreaking year-long classical music festival, The Rest is Noise, to be held in 2013.

"The 20th century divides classical music lovers like no other and there's no more thrilling way of discovering what the last 100 years brought us, than by listening to its music, in all its rich, vibrant, challenging and melodic glories,” said Richard Klein, Controller of BBC Four.

“As the home of classical music on television and a channel committed to partnering the arts sector, BBC Four's partnership with Southbank Centre will bring audiences an exciting opportunity to explore 20th century music in a way that only the BBC can do, with depth, breadth and passion.”

Jude Kelly, Artistic Director of Southbank Centre, added: "We hope this groundbreaking Festival will inspire audiences and artists to experience 20th century classical music from a new perspective. By placing this music within its historical and social context, the Festival will reveal why individual composers were compelled to create the music they did and how the music was inspired by landmark moments and the turbulent upheavals of the century. We are thrilled to be working in partnership with BBC Four on this ambitious project."