Faster than Sound is a groundbreaking strand of programming that joins the dots between musical genres and digital art forms. Giving artists the rare chance to have time and space to develop new work, Faster than Sound places a strong emphasis on emerging technologies and original ideas.

Faster than Sound is produced by Aldeburgh Music, and continues a long tradition at Aldeburgh of giving artists the opportunity to experiment and work in new ways.








Launched in 2006 and co-produced with Joana Seguro of Lumin, after three years staging Faster than Sound at nearby Bentwaters Airbase, as part of the Aldeburgh Festival, the need to allow artists to forge innovative collaborations between the worlds of classical and electronic music, players and composers and new technologies became apparent.

Since 2009 Faster than Sound has taken the form of five week- long residencies a year which bring composers, players, technology and the natural environment together, to create new work that is then premiered in Aldeburgh Music’s recently converted industrial spaces at Snape known as the Hoffmann Building. This has been made possible with generous funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation,

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