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Inside Beethoven: Printworks London

Thu 11 November 2021
Printworks London
6pm, 9pm

Aurora teams up with one of the UK’s leading electronic music venues for a special evening curated to immerse all sense in a classical masterpiece. Incorporating the highest quality sound and lighting that Printworks’ Presshalls are famed for, this will be an orchestral experience like no other.

Set in the awe-inspiring industrial setting of a building that was formerly western Europe’s largest printing press, Aurora combines the potential of an orchestra playing from memory with the vast scale of Printworks to give a uniquely immersive experience of Beethoven’s Symphony No 7. With the orchestra exploded across the space, audience members will be able to experience the symphony from inside, getting up close to the orchestra’s players as they perform in ways that would be impossible in a concert hall. Also exploded in time, movements of the symphony will be interspersed with sound and light installations, enabling audience members to uncover the secrets of the building and choose their own path through this great work. Whether you’ve never experienced an orchestral concert or have loved this symphony all your life, this event will offer a completely fresh and revelatory take on Beethoven’s music.

This event features three-dimensional ‘acoustic shell’ audio reinforcement provided by leading German specialists d&b audiotechnik.  d&b’s cutting-edge Soundscape technology makes it possible for the orchestra to perform across a much larger space than would ordinarily be possible, whilst retaining immersive sound that is natural, harmonious, enveloping and emotionally engaging.  

Please note: this is a standing event, with seating only available for those with special access requirements.  If you will need a seat or have any concerns about access please email the Printworks access team at who will be pleased to help. Venue rules mean that there are age restrictions on these events – you must be 16+ to attend this event, or 14+ if accompanied by an adult (ie children under 14 are unfortunately not able to attend).   

Aurora’s performance at Printworks is supported by the Royal Philharmonic Society Audience Fund in association with the Rachel Baker Memorial Charity.