On 22 June 2014, as the centrepiece of the 67th Aldeburgh Festival and in the spirit of John Cage, more than 1,000 performers took part in An Aldeburgh Musicircus. Now create your own John Cage happening online at http://www.thespace.org/mus... for An Aldeburgh Musicircus: the online experience.
Play with everything from internationally-renowned orchestras and classical soloists to bands, folk groups, choirs and many more, in a virtual fruit machine.
Faster than Sound is a groundbreaking strand of programming that joins the dots between musical genres and digital art forms. Giving artists the rare chance to have time and space to develop new work, Faster than Sound places a strong emphasis on emerging technologies and original ideas.
Faster than Sound is produced by Aldeburgh Music, and continues a long tradition at Aldeburgh of giving artists the opportunity to experiment and work in new ways.
In October, six very different artists are being invited to create new music for a special Faster Than Sound event. Including composer and musician Anna Meredith, singer-songwriter Mara Carlyle, Hot Chip vocalist and songwriter Alexis Taylor collaborating with Scritti Politti frontman Green Gartside, techno, house and electronica producer South London Ordnance and composer Max de Wardener.
These artists are all being asked to take a selection of the folk songs that Britten used and create their own interpretations, during a week-long residency at Aldeburgh Music. The week culminates in a live, public performance in our Britten Studio at 8pm on Saturday 12th October, where you have the chance to hear the results of their work.
What's most exciting about this performance is the diversity of the talent assembled for the project, and the chance to hear something very new and different from all of them.