Festival of New
Festival of New invites you to a whirlwind two days of freshly-devised music, exploring some of the most exciting work being made in the UK. All of it has been made at Snape Maltings on residencies that take place in our Creative Campus throughout the year. Some of the work is finished but most is still in progress, so audience interaction and feedback is an integral part of the weekend. Come and discover fascinating new projects and exchange ideas in a relaxed, creative environment.
Friday 7 September
6pm – Perhaps Contraption
Twisted brass from the bewilderingly eclectic band.
7.30pm – Horse Whisperer: Eggs
‘Shuffleable’ multimedia music theatre scenes.
9pm – Seven Ways The Blue Can Improve Your Life
A new R&B and jazz collaboration between China Moses and Alex Webb.
Saturday 8 September
11am – Kafka Fragments, Junk Lectures
Singer Rebecca Hardwick’s simply-staged pairing of pieces by Kurtág and Oliver Brignall.
2pm – Propellor
13-piece band mixing folk, electronica, improvisation and contemporary classical music perform newly-devised work.
3.30pm – A Time Of Listening
A contemporary music theatre work exploring the frailty of human memory.
5.30pm – Naala
A soulful singer explores synaesthesia with a lighting designer, a sound designer, a chocolatier and a parfumier…
7pm – Bastard Assignments
Performance art, installation, composition and improvisation from this radical composer collective.
9pm – Ayanna Witter-Johnson
MOBO-nominated singer songwriter and cellist mixes R&B soulfulness and classical intricacy.