London Symphony Orchestra record music for The Shard
26 October 2012, 12:11
The London Symphony Orchestra have recorded an exciting soundtrack to entertain visitors at The Shard, London's newest landmark.
The London Symphony Orchestra have recorded the soundtrack to the recent addition to the capital's skyline, The Shard. The music, composed by David Mitcham, will be played to visitors as they travel from street level to viewing galleries 244m above the city.
The orchestra are also joined by a chamber choir, The Joyful Company of Singers, intended to represent London's rich diversity, and add to the sense of otherworldliness experienced by being in such a high building.
Mitcham said it was a privilege to see such a unique perspective on London's history.
“My score seeks to capture the sense of rising above it all and the excitement and euphoria of being suspended right on top of London with the colourful story and ceaseless energy of one of the world’s greatest cities flowing on like a mighty river below,” he said.
The Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe, offers a 360 degree view over London, where visitors will be able to see for more than 40 miles. It is is 310m high.