Tag Archives: Open Space

Kit Downes’ and Tom Challenger’s Suffolk Church Crawl – Part 2

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Written by Kit Downes
As our journey across Suffolk continues – Tom and I are enjoying listening back to some of the recordings we have already made in Snape church and Bromeswell church. It is interesting listening back to two full days of recording, especially of music that is completely improvised, as you hear the music developing the more we play. As we arrived in Snape on the first day, we [read more…]

Kit Downes’ and Tom Challenger’s Suffolk Church Crawl

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Written by Tom Challenger
Kit and I began to collaborate on what we now refer to as ‘Wedding Music’ in the summer of 2012. We embarked upon a recording residency in Huddersfield University; Performed 2 concerts in the Royal Festival Hall and also placed the music in a non-site-specific version that utilised Hammond organs, along with myself as per usual on saxophone.
The common thread throughout this year of collaborating and developing [read more…]

Richard Scott on his first Open Space residency

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15th December, 2014
Number 8 Wentworth Road has a blue door. Number 8 Wentworth Road is filled with books – first editions of Gerard Manley Hopkins, Louis MacNeice and William Carlos Williams. Number 8 Wentworth Road has a view of the beach from the kitchen window – a sliver of silver sky above shingle . . .
I have been staying at number 8 for three days now as part of my [read more…]

My first Britten Weekend at Aldeburgh Music

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I am at the end of my second month here at Aldeburgh Music and have just enjoyed some remarkable events and extraordinary music making during our Britten Weekend. If any three days are able to sum up the range and quality of this inspirational musical campus at Snape Maltings then it is this last weekend.
Throughout the three days, the sense of this organisation and place as catalysts for creativity was really [read more…]

The Leipzig Connection – Solomon’s Knot on their residency

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Orford Church was filled with the sounds of Solomon’s Knot at Easter. Solomon’s Knot are part of Aldeburgh Music’s Open Space programme, which supports emerging artists and ensembles for up to three years. Solomon’s Knot have been on the scheme since September 2013 and had their Aldeburgh Music debut at Easter. Joint Artistic Director Jonathan Sells talk about the project:

‘The Leipzig Connection’ was a programme created by Solomon’s Knot specifically [read more…]

Listen to the fruits of Bird Radio’s residency

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Bird Radio has inhabited our Dovecote for the past few weeks experimenting and composing music. You can read more about it on his excellent blog, and there’s also this playlist of some of the recordings he’s produced. It’s certainly been a prolific period.