United Strings of Europe perform ‘send back the echo’  - a reflection on the alienation faced by the deaf community and people of colour within music, culture and the arts.

It is inspired by the letters of Beethoven revealing his sense of passion, fear and joy as he reconciled solitude and deafness with a love of nature and music. These confessions, interpreted and performed in British Sign Language by deaf actor Vilma Jackson, are accompanied by music from director and composer, Jasmin Kent Rodgman.

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