“I’ve just agreed an interesting interactive video project with The Space for the summer, so you should have a fun start!” – the last line in the email I received just before my first day working at Aldeburgh Music back in Spring. As ominous as that sounded, I’d nearly forgotten about it in the blur of new faces and places, trying to remember codes to doors, and the excitement of a [read more…]
After Sunday’s Musicircus and the build up to it, this week should seem quiet in comparison, but it has been anything but. As well as the concerts, we’ve been sifting through the vast amounts of video footage from the event, and we’ve been sent some photos from the day which we’ve added to our Facebook album. The press loved it too – The Times and The FT both giving it 5 [read more…]
It’s been a busy and exciting time over the last few days of the festival, with not only the massive musicircus, but outstanding orchestral music from the CBSO with Thomas Adès, sublime Schubert with the classic pairing of Bostridge and Adès, Pierre-Laurent’s stunning tour of the Etude, as well as amazing performances from young gifted musicians like Mahan Esfahani delivering a funny, informative and dazzling tour of 300 years of [read more…]
Phew, what a day! A massive thanks to everyone who came and took part, from our lovely performers to the wonderful crowds who really got into the spirit of the event. We’ve compiled images and videos of the event in our storify feed here. If you’ve any great pictures and videos of the event, tag your tweets and facebook updates with #musicircus and we’ll add them here too.
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Calling all pianists: take part in a Satie marathon on Sunday 22 June as part of An Aldeburgh Musicircus
On Sunday 22 June the Aldeburgh Festival is staging An Aldeburgh Musicircus, a huge, freewheeling event that will bring together over 800 musicians to turn the town into a giant musical marketplace, inspired by John Cage’s Musicircus happenings, where the composer hoped that ‘you won’t hear a thing – you’ll hear everything’.
One of the fringe events of An Aldeburgh Musicircus is Vexations, a short passage of music written by Erik [read more…]