Date: Tuesday 31st October, 6.30pm Venue: The Chapel, Chichester University (PO19 6PE)
We mark our appointment as Chichester University’s Contemporary Ensemble in Residence with an hour-long feast of new music, including sparkling worksby Amy Beth Kirsten,Chaya Czernowin, and a clutch of miniatures by composers from the New Music Brighton composer collective. Come and begin your All Hallows’ Eve with a voyage into the unknown in the company of ‘the very embodiment of young talent’ (Culture Whisperer).
In an evening of music and performances inspired by Stockhausen, we’ll be performing three audio video works by the music of Sussex University Student Tom Reid as part of the Sussex University Experimental Music Festival. Other student composers on the festival include Natalie Whiteland, Anton Pearson, Louis Borlase, Jason Hazael & Ella Moll (Rochelle Rochelle).
We are thrilled to join Mahogany Opera Group’sVarious Stages Festival as the resident ensemble. We’ll be workshopping and premiering a scene from Oliver Brignall’s new opera Palace of Junk, a multimedia retelling of the tragic tale of the Collyer brothers, an infamous pair of hoarders, and an exploration into hoarding disorder. We’ll also be performing in Christopher Cerrone, Stephanie Fleischmann and Brian Mertes’ In a Grove, an immersive opera inspired by a short story by Japanese author Ryūnosuke Akutagawa examining an incident of love torn by violence from multiple perspectives; and Calamity/Billy by Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse, Gavin Bryars, Ben Johnston and Michael Ondaatje, a double portrait of two iconic wild west heroes Billy the Kid and Calamity Jane that shows a different and more intimate side to the characters.