Trio Kanon from Italy have just finished their 2-week residency. As well as their 2 sold out concerts at Jubilee Hall, and a solid couple of weeks of rehearsing, they snapped away throughout and got some incredible photos of a storm over the reeds.
“We hadn’t been to Aldeburgh before but had heard very good things from friends and colleagues at home. So we had high expectations, which of course have been [read more…]
Music of Terezín (April 2014)
Aldeburgh Young Musicians explored the music of Terezín, a Nazi concentration camp in today’s Czech Republic, in which some of Europe’s most talented musicians were held during the Second World War. The musicians were also introduced to the concept of Entartete Musik. Guided by ‘cellist, singer and conductor, Simon Wallfisch, AYM were joined by holocaust survivor, ‘cellist Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, a gifted young musician born in Germany in 1929 who survived, [read more…]
This is the second time that Spira mirabilis have visited Aldeburgh Music, and so we knew we were in something a bit different when they returned last month. In 2011 they descended on Ipswich for a Beethoven flashmob while here for the Aldeburgh Festival, and it was during this week that the idea for a new piece formed in Colin Matthews’ mind. Commissioned by Aldeburgh Music, this new piece was first performed at the [read more…]
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…]
Aldeburgh Young Musicians and Faster than Sound artists on a ‘sound walk’ around the Snape Maltings site.
Listening to the wind.
‘The Chimes Hour’ producer, Peter Meanwell making some field recordings.
On Monday morning, AYM’s worked on the piece ‘Stones’ devised by Christian Wolff.
Chimes Hour artist and cellist, Lucy Railton.
Chimes Hour producer Peter Meanwell and sound artist Lee Patterson work on the complicated sound installation.
Lee Patterson with some of his unique home [read more…]
A little over two weeks ago, 53 of the most talented young musicians from around the globe descended upon Snape Maltings, under the baton and directorship of Christian Zacharias, performing two concert programmes, one comprised of Mozart’s meisterwerks written in the space of just a month in 1786, and the other centered around Berlioz’s 1856 song cycle Les Nuits d’Été. Following the Britten centenary celebrations and massive contribution the orchestra [read more…]
Today marks the fifth birthday of the Hoffmann building, home to the Britten Studio and Jerwood Kiln along with rehearsal and teaching rooms. As Project Coordinator for the development of the building, it’s great to continue to work in the space and see it put to good use every day by artists and young musicians. Here are a few photos from the construction which have brought back some good memories.
After almost [read more…]