Events



In Britten’s Footsteps

The Railway Path in winter

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

I Burn for You

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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Symmetry with Marcus du Sautoy

Symmetry with Marcus du Sautoy

Symmetry with Marcus du Sautoy Saturday 21 January 2012 Presenter/Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy Pattern maker Richard Rhys Electronics and Visuals Farmersmanual with Russell Haswell In this performance a mathematician, a pattern maker and an artists collective seek to create a virtual Alhambra in sound and projection. 17 movements, 17 rooms, 17 patterns. Taking their inspiration…

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Fall Back

Fall Back

Fall Back Saturday 29 October 2011 Faster Than Sound connects the legacy of Dubstep with some of the earliest experiments in electronic music and projection. Roly Porter (former Vex’d) presents Fall Back, specially commissioned by Aldeburgh Music. Porter fuses his background in British sound system music with experimental composition incorporating the unique, strikingly similar aesthetics…

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Christian Marclay – Everyday

Christian Marclay - Everyday

Christian Marclay – Everyday Saturday 1 October 2011 Christian Marclay, the Swiss-American visual artist and composer has won worldwide acclaim for his explorations of visual media and sound. Hot on the heels of winning the prestigious Golden Lion for best artist at the 2011 Venice Biennale, he comes to Aldeburgh Music for a specially commissioned…

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Soundfields

Soundfields - Fixing Point

Soundfields Saturday 28 – Sunday 29 May Variable 4 For 24 hours, Sound Artist, James Bulley and Software Engineer, Daniel Jones’s Variable 4 will use meteorological equipment and software to transform the weather conditions into an orchestral piece of music, projected through speakers integrated into the ground. Fixing Point Blast Theory with musician and composer,…

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Rhythm of Strings

Rhythm of strings

Rhythm of Strings Saturday 5 March 2011 A brand new commission and unique collaboration between Seb Rochford, Leo Abrahams and Leafcutter John who will work with a core band of percussion, guitar, strings and electronics exploring the ‘Rhythm of Strings’. Seb Rochford is a British drummer recently shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize. He is…

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