Faster than Sound

Faster Than Sound

Faster Than Sound gives artists a rare and inspirational space to create and perform
new collaborations between experimental musicians from different backgrounds, including electronica and classical music.

Coming Up

Richard Skelton

Friday 21 March 8pm

New sounds inspired by Suffolk

Richard Skelton composes work specific to geographic place, using local place names to create word poem threads for visual, text and musical pieces. His work is almost never performed live but for Faster Than Sound, Skelton will draw on the inspirational environment of Snape and its surrounding landscape to weave a new narrative, performable live by ensemble and exploring an entirely different sound world.

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Earthquake Mass

Saturday 14 June 2014

Teamed with Russell Haswell’s extreme and transporting electronic sounds EXAUDI transform a Renaissance Masterpiece.

Artist Russell Haswell and EXAUDI collaborate to breathe new life into Antoine Brumel’s incomplete score Et Ecce Terrae Motus (Earthquake Mass).

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Video – Roots

Six very different artists collaborate to create a performance responding to traditional folk songs in very non-traditional ways

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Review

“Star-Shaped Biscuit is a remarkably strange and singular work that channels modernism’s untrammeled, lunatic invention to spellbinding effect.”

“The audience is assembled in a ravaged industrial space at the outer reaches of the Snape Maltings complex. Everything is coated in ash, the bones of the building groan in the night air, the moon drifts overhead, with the autumn cold just beginning to bite. A small ensemble crafted a fine mist of silvery noise, all glassy shivers, metallic growls and thunderous percussion that suggested a decaying house troubled by an especially malevolent poltergeist.”

Charlie Fox from Frieze reviews the recent performance of David Toop’s Star-shaped Biscuit
Frieze – Charlie Fox

Read the recent review from the Financial Times’ Laura Battle on Faster Than Sound
Shapes of sounds to come