Contemporary Music Festival - May 20th 2011 to May 29th 2011

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30th
Apr

An Outburst of Time - Community & Outreach

Starting at 2:00 pm at the Lanfranc Theatre, Canterbury College

Ticket Information: Free

In Association with the Royal Philharmonic Society and Canterbury Christ Church University. Canterbury Christ Church University Dance, Canterbury College/Dance Warehouse, and ... more »

4th
May

FANFARES from the roof-tops!

Starting at 11:00 am at the Augustine House

Ticket Information: Free

In association with the Music Dept. of Canterbury Christ Church University. To kick start this year's Sounds New Festival, Theme GB, a series of newly composed fanfares will ... more »

Merlin's Tale - All for One! - Community & Outreach

Starting at 1:00 pm at the St. Peter's Methodist Church

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Merlin's Tale is a new work for seated audience. This will be an extraordinary concert with plenty of surprises, challenges and fun. The performers will be seated as the audience ... more »

David Toop - Open Ear 2012 - Talks & Workshops

Starting at 3:00 pm at the Sidney Cooper Gallery

Ticket Information: Free

In association with Canterbury Christ Church University. Internationally recognised musician and author David Toop discusses issues pertinent to contemporary sound art. Duration: ... more »

Salvage! - Open Ear 2012

Starting at 4:00 pm at the Sidney Cooper Gallery

Ticket Information: Free

Sonic artists from the BA (Hons) Creative Music Technology course bring thrown-away and ‘redundant’ materials back to life in an exciting new performance featuring ... more »

Festival Evensong - Community & Outreach

Starting at 5:30 pm at the Canterbury Cathedral Quire

Ticket Information: Free

The Choir of Canterbury Cathedral will be performing works by British composers including Giles Swayne’s Magnificat, Gustav Holst's Nunc dimittis and John Tavener’s ... more »

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies - In Conversation - Talks & Workshops

Starting at 6:00 pm at the Augustine Hall

Ticket Information: £5/£4 Friends

In Association with Canterbury Christ Church University. 'A Mirror of Whitening Light ... a shimmering exploration for chamber orchestra of a glinting sound-world...' – ... more »

London Sinfonietta - Evening Concerts

Starting at 7:30 pm at the Augustine Hall

Ticket Information: £18/£16 Friends/£9 Students

In Association with Canterbury Christ Church University. ‘Our mission is to place the best contemporary classical music at the heart of today’s culture; engaging ... more »

5th
May

Bringing music to the heart of the city! - Community & Outreach

Starting at 10:00 am at the Whitefriars Square

Ticket Information: Free

Following last year’s success, Sounds New will once again be jazzing up the city’s busiest square – The Whitefriars. Acts will include Kent Youth Jazz Orchestra, ... more »

Here's a song for you - Evening Concerts

Starting at 7:30 pm at the The Gulbenkian Theatre

Ticket Information: £18/£16 Friends/£9 Students

“for survival; one must be versatile, for jazz; one must be ready to swing... hard! The BBC Big Band does both!” The BBC Big Band returns to Sounds New in the company ... more »

6th
May

Sunday Mass

Starting at 11:00 am at the Canterbury Cathedral Quire

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Sunday Mass at Canterbury Cathedral will include the performance of Jonathan Dove’s Missa Brevis and Gabriel Jackson's (a former chorister) O Magnum Mysterium. Duration: ... more »

Imaginary Orchestras - Lunchtime Concerts

Starting at 1:00 pm at the St. Gregory's Centre for Music

Ticket Information: £5/£4 Friends/Free to students

This lunchtime performance is by one of a number of contemporary music ensembles established by CoMA nationwide. Dedicated to enabling amateur musicians to get involved in contemporary ... more »

SOUNDS NEW CHORAL DAY - Community & Outreach

Starting at 2:30 pm at the Augustine Hall

Ticket Information: Free

Paul Patterson's reputation as one of the most widely respected of British composers has emerged in part due to his contribution to contemporary choral music. Today, choirs ... more »

Magnificat! - Evening Concerts

Starting at 5:00 pm at the Augustine Hall

Ticket Information: £5/£4 Friends/Free to students

Choirs from all over Kent perform their very own selection of British contemporary choral works, finally joining forces to perform excerpts from Paul Patterson's Magnificat ... more »

Move in Passion - Evening Concerts

Starting at 8:00 pm at the St. Gregory's Centre for Music

Ticket Information: £10/£8 Friends/£5 Students

Young, ambitious, and dedicated, Ensemble MidtVest's eleven players are classically trained musicians, all of whom specialise in chamber music. Eleven individuals who have won ... more »

7th
May

Sprite! - Lunchtime Concerts

Starting at 1:00 pm at the St. Gregory's Centre for Music

Ticket Information: £7/£6 Friends/£3.50 Students

In association with Park Lane Group. From shakuhaci-style harmonies from the flute, to tensile strength in the musical lines and theatrical exits, this duo is one to look out ... more »

Quartets - Evening Concerts

Starting at 7:30 pm at the Augustine Hall

Ticket Information: £14/£12 Friends/£7 students

'I've given up groping for fresh superlatives to describe the Arditti's music-making. They are way beyond praise.' - Daily Telegraph Founded in 1974 by the violinist Irvine ... more »

Jack Hues and The-Quartet - Late Night Gigs

Starting at 10:00 pm at the The Farmhouse

Ticket Information: £7/£6 Friends/£5 Students

The-Quartet are: Jack Hues (guitar), Sam Bailey (piano, keyboard), Liran Donin (double bass) and Mark Holub (drums). They are often joined by special guests Paul Booth (saxophone), ... more »

8th
May

All for One! - Idiophonics! - Community & Outreach

Starting at 11:00 am at the St. Peter's Methodist Church

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'Idiophonics' is part of a found sound project which explores the sounds created by everyday objects. We will explore all kinds of ingenious ways to make sound and compose new ... more »

Bells up - A Scottish Shot! - Lunchtime Concerts

Starting at 1:00 pm at the St. Gregory's Centre for Music

Ticket Information: £7/£6 Friends/£3.50 Students

In association with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. In a programme curated by Head of Brass, John Logan, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland brings a representation of ... more »

Poetry Workshop: Marianne Boruch - Talks & Workshops

Starting at 2:00 pm at the Eliot Upper Senior Common Room, University of Kent

Ticket Information: Free

In association with Sounds New Poetry (supported by the University of Kent). This practical writing workshop is open to all poets and would-be poets, and will explore questions ... more »

Poetry and the Quartet - Talks & Workshops

Starting at 5:30 pm at the The Old Synagogue

Ticket Information: £5/£4 Friends/£2.50 Students

In association with Sounds New Poetry (supported by the University of Kent). Since T.S. Eliot, modern poetry has had a fascination with the form of the quartet. Celebrated ... more »

GWRTHRYCHAU CYFFREDIN (Common Objects) - Evening Concerts

Starting at 7:30 pm at the St. Peter's Methodist Church

Ticket Information: £7/£6 Friends/£5 Students

In association with Sounds New Poetry (supported by the University of Kent). gwrthrychau cyffredin is an ensemble of young Welsh composers and improvisers put together by harpist ... more »

Accordion and fiddle! - Late Night Gigs

Starting at 9:00 pm at the The Ballroom

Ticket Information: £7/£6 Friends/£5 Students

In association with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Come and join us for a late-nite gig of Scottish classical contemporary music with traditional Scottish sounds! more »

9th
May

Pipe Sonorities - An Irish Shot! - Lunchtime Concerts

Starting at 1:00 pm at the St. Gregory's Centre for Music

Ticket Information: £7/£6 Friends/£3.50 Students

In association with Queen's University Belfast and the Sonic Arts Research Centre. This concert showcases work created at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) at Queen's University ... more »

British Poetry since 1950 - Talks & Workshops

Starting at 4:00 pm at the Darwin College, Lecture Theatre 1, University of Kent

Ticket Information: £7/£6 Friends/£3.50 Students

In association with Sounds New Poetry (supported by the University of Kent). Esteemed poet, critic, editor and translator Michael Schmidt will present new perspectives on key ... more »

Reading, Found Text: Steve Collis & Tony Lopez - Talks & Workshops

Starting at 6:00 pm at the Peter Brown Room, Darwin College, University of Kent

Ticket Information: £7/£6 Friends/£3.50 Students

In association with Sounds New Poetry (supported by the University of Kent). Working with the idea of the found text, Steve Collis and Tony Lopez present poems that explore ... more »

Powerplant - Film, Percussion and Electronics - Evening Concerts

Starting at 8:00 pm at the Augustine Hall

Ticket Information: £12/£10 Friends/£6 Students

'Gabriel Prokofiev had Joby Burgess, the soloist, coax all manner of sounds from the oxlike instrument, often wielding multiple sticks in each hand... the words athleticism ... more »

10th
May

All for One! - The Sounds New Roadshow! - Community & Outreach

Starting at 11:00 am at the St. Peter's Methodist Church

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In association with Canterbury Christ Church University. The Sounds New Roadshow is a concert by Canterbury Christ Church University students, performing pieces with extended ... more »

In Praise of Dreams - Lunchtime Concerts

Starting at 1:15 pm at the St. Gregory's Centre for Music

Ticket Information: £7/£6 Friends/£3.50 Students

In association with Park Lane Group. Rhona McKail, from Prestwick in Ayrshire, studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, where she gained a BA (Musical Studies) ... more »

British Opera in Perspective - Talks & Workshops

Starting at 2:30 pm at the Laud Building (Lg16), Canterbury Christ Church University

Ticket Information: £5/£4 Friends/£2.50 Students

In association with Canterbury Christ Church University. As part of the Sounds New conference on British Music since 1950, this afternoon's session will be devoted to British ... more »

An Opera in the Making! - Talks & Workshops

Starting at 6:00 pm at the Turner Contemporary, Margate

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In association with Turner Contemporary & Canterbury Christ Church University. Contemporary opera becomes the focus of a special evening with the world premiere of A Fury's ... more »

The Gallery Visit - Talks & Workshops

Starting at 7:00 pm at the Turner Contemporary, Margate

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In association with Turner Contemporary, Canterbury Christ Church University, and Sounds New Poetry (supported by the University of Kent). Working in conjunction with Canterbury ... more »

A Fury's Curses - Chamber Opera - Evening Concerts

Starting at 8:00 pm at the Turner Contemporary, Margate

Ticket Information: Pre- opera talk: £5/£4 Friends. Opera:£10/£8 Friends. Talk & Opera:£12/£10 Friends.

In association with Brunel University. A Fury’s Curses is an opera-monodrama by John Croft, based on Jean Tardieu’s one woman theatre piece, Les Maledictions d’une ... more »

11th
May

The New Complexity - Talks & Workshops

Starting at 9:00 am at the Laud Building (Lg16), Canterbury Christ Church University

Ticket Information: £5/£4 Friends/£2.50 Students

In association with Canterbury Christ Church University. Yet another fascinating session with musicologists and experts in the field of contemporary music arguing the issue ... more »

Bhakti - Lunchtime Concerts

Starting at 1:15 pm at the St. Gregory's Centre for Music

Ticket Information: £7/£6 Friends/£3.50 Students/Free to U25s (ltd, on the door)

In association with the Royal College of Music. 'Anybody who is genuinely concerned about the future of British music should unhesitatingly add Bhakti to their record collection.' ... more »

A Green and Pleasant Land? - Talks & Workshops

Starting at 2:30 pm at the Laud Building (Lg16), Canterbury Christ Church University

Ticket Information: £5/£4 Friends/£2.50 Students

In association with Canterbury Christ Church University. As part of the Sounds New conference on contemporary British Music, keynote speaker Jonathan Cross will address several ... more »

The Veil of the Temple - Evening Concerts

Starting at 7:30 pm at the Canterbury Cathedral Nave

Ticket Information: Reserved: £25, £20, £15 (FULL)/£23, £18, £13 (SN Friend)/£12.50, £10, £7.50 (Student). Unreserved: £10 (FULL), £8 (SN Friend), £5 (student).

'At the end, in a marvellous coup de théâtre, the choir led us out into the dawn to a joyful chant from the Hindu scriptures. As I emerged, dazed and elated, I ... more »

12th
May

Composition Workshop - Talks & Workshops

Starting at 11:00 am at the Coleridge House, Canterbury Christ Church University

Ticket Information: Free

  In association with the University of Ulster. Frank Lyons has developed an international profile as a composer and researcher. He has lectured extensively on contemporary ... more »

Exploding Stars! - Lunchtime Concerts

Starting at 1:15 pm at the St. Gregory's Centre for Music

Ticket Information: £7/£6 Friends/£3.50 Students

'gorgeous lyrical playing from violinist Darragh Morgan.' The Independent. Irish violinist Darragh Morgan has collaborated with many leading composers including Arvo Part, ... more »

The Style of the New - Talks & Workshops

Starting at 2:30 pm at the Laud Building (Lg16), Canterbury Christ Church University

Ticket Information: £5/£4 Friends/£2.50 Students

In Association with Canterbury Christ Church University As part of the Sounds New conference on contemporary British Music, keynote speaker, Philip Rupprecht will be discussing ... more »

The Manchester School - Talks & Workshops

Starting at 3:45 pm at the Laud Building (Lg16), Canterbury Christ Church University

Ticket Information: £5/£4 Friends/£2.50 Students

In association with Canterbury Christ Church University. In this last session of the conference, we shall be examining various aspects of Manchester School, focusing on the ... more »

The New Planets! - Evening Concerts

Starting at 7:30 pm at the Canterbury Cathedral Quire

Ticket Information: £18/£16 Friends/£9 Students

The turning point in Grimethorpe's history was the appointment of Elgar Howarth as professional conductor and music adviser in 1972. Howarth's association with Grimethorpe was ... more »

13th
May

Worldwide Musical Mothers' Day - Community & Outreach

Starting at 11:00 am at the The Gulbenkian Theatre

Ticket Information: £5. Children free.

A 'family and friends' day of musical mayhem! Come and join us for a jamboree of music and artistic entertainment with the emphasis on fun and a celebration of childhood and ... more »

Julian Joseph Trio - Evening Concerts

Starting at 7:30 pm at the The Gulbenkian Theatre

Ticket Information: £18/£16 Friends/£9 Students.

Julian Joseph is a viruosic pianist, bandleader, composer, arranger and broadcaster, never failing to inspire with his mastery of the keyboard, the versatility of his musicianship, ... more »

14th
May

Worker's Union Ensemble - Lunchtime Concerts

Starting at 1:00 pm at the St. Gregory's Centre for Music

Ticket Information: £7/£6 Friends/£3.50 Students

Sounds New are pleased to welcome a new contemporary music group, Workers Union Ensemble. Formed in 2008 at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Worker's Union are committed ... more »

Open mic! - Curate your own space!

Starting at 2:30 pm at the St. Gregory's Centre for Music

Ticket Information: Free

A day completely devoted to new music, curated by the composers/creators themselves with each of them presenting their new works.   Anyone may apply to participate: ... more »

Feedback - Evening Concerts

Starting at 7:30 pm at the The Old Synagogue

Ticket Information: £7/£6 Friends/£5 Students

In association with Sounds New Poetry (supported by the University of Kent). This exciting collaboration sees Sounds New poets Simon Smith and David Herd performing alongside ... more »

15th
May

Celebrate the Queen's jubilee in style... with the Kings! - Evening Concerts

Starting at 7:30 pm at the The Marlowe Theatre

Ticket Information: £30 (Premier Seats), £25, £20, £15, £10, £5 (restricted view). Friends £2 off. Students half price.

One of the world's most celebrated vocal groups, The King's Singers have a packed schedule of concerts, recordings, media and education work that spans the globe. Championing ... more »

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