The Chimes Hour

Saturday 1 November 7pm Jennifer Walshe – composer Lee Patterson – sound Artist/composer Angharad Davies – violin Lucy Railton – cello Aldeburgh Young Musicians Join an atmospheric tour of Aldeburgh Music’s Hoffmann Building, where fragments of sound will emerge from open doors to attract you towards them. The Chimes Hour presents a journey through a…

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Earthquake Mass

Saturday 14 June 10pm EXAUDI and Russell Haswell transform Brumel’s renaissance masterpiece EXAUDI James Weeks director Russell Haswell electronics Music: Antoine Brumel (c.1460–c.1520) and Russell Haswell (b.1970) The Flemish composer Antoine Brumel’s Et ecce terrae motus or Earthquake Mass is one of the most extraordinarily ambitious and flamboyant works of the Renaissance period. With the…

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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…

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Roots

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Saturday 12 October 2013 Featuring Mara Carlyle, Alexis Taylor (of Hot Chip) with Green Gartside (Scitti Politti), Anna Meredith, South London Ordnance and Max De Wardener Inspired by Britten’s many arrangements of folk songs, this event takes the original songs that inspired him and asks six very different musicians to create their own interpretions. Bringing…

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Nocturnal

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Friday 15 November 2013 – Sunday 24 November 2013 An installation by Atom Egoyan and John Wynne – Inspired by Britten A Faster than Sound commissioned installation by Atom Egoyan and John Wynne, inspired by Britten’s Nocturnal after John Dowland, written for guitarist Julian Bream in 1963. Nocturnal uses the theme from John Dowland’s lute…

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In Britten’s Footsteps

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In Britten’s Footsteps Friday 1 February Faster Than Sound has commissioned a new sound work made by Chris Watson retracing Britten’s daily composing walks around Aldeburgh. Britten’s routine was to walk from the Red House in Aldeburgh after his morning’s composing, reviewing what he had just written, planning ahead, all whilst absorbing the natural sounds…

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goPlay – Kuusisto, Gregson & Reactify- 18 May 2013

Internationally acclaimed performers violinist Pekka Kuusisto and cellist Peter Gregson returned to Snape with London-based creative technologists Reactify  to perform an innovative programme of new works exploring the interaction of live performers and electronics. With pieces from Martin Suckling, Nick Ryan, Yann Seznec and Peter Gregson & Pekka Kuusisto. Peter, Pekka, Nick Ryan, Yann Seznec…

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Star-shaped Biscuit

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Star-shaped Biscuit Saturday 15 September Text and music by David Toop Lore Lixenberg Dora Elaine Mitchener Euphrosine Jamie McDermot Seabrook Martin Allen percussion Simon Allen percussion Hélène Breschand harp Sylvia Hallett strings Jan Hendrickse flutes A woman, Dora, retreats to a northern island to await the final deluge. Perhaps she is the last human to survive environmental  apocalypse, though ghosts keep her company. Among Dora’s few possessions…

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I Burn for You

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I Burn for You Saturday 11 February 2012 After Dracula by Bram Stoker ‘I Burn for You’ is an atmospheric new music theatre work inspired by Bram Stoker’s legendary vampire novel Dracula, created by composer Ian Wilson and stage director Tom Creed. It brings together an astonishing line up of performers including the Hungarian death…

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