Prepare to be taken into an exciting musical battle inspired by the competition of life - from the battle of the sexes to the competitive spirit of the Olympic and Paralympics - victories and defeats, human versus machine, beginning and the end, the UK and the World - all in the space of 12 minutes.
Five musicians perform live on stage in Southbank Centre Square, mixing Chinese strings with electric luiqin, colliding drums and electronic beats with hip-hop grooves - played to a backdrop of video providing a feast of visual imagery. Towards the end of the performance an Urban Youth Junk Band appears to share in the culmination of XX/XY's musical extravaganza.
This is the first collaboration of its kind that showcases the best of home grown Chinese musical talent. Liz Liew is no stranger to the big stage - her composition credits include Monkey King and she has toured, performed and recorded with the likes of Moby and Gnarls Barkley. Andy Leung and his band Introducing are regulars at the Jazz Café and Bestival and he is the youngest composer to be selected for New Music 20x12.
Please note - this free event requires a ticket. You can reserve your ticket online (£1.75 transaction fee) or by phone 0844 847 9910 (£2.75 transaction fee). Transaction fees apply per transaction, not per ticket. You can also reserve your seat without a transaction fee by visiting one of our Southbank Centre Ticket Offices in person.