CoMA Fest: Prisoners and Conscience

Date: Sunday 8th March | 4.00pm
Venue: St Mary’s Church, Brighton BN2 1PR

The Riot Ensemble wperform alongside allcomer participants in Frederic Rzewski’s Attica, a response to the 1971 Attica State Prison uprising and in Tim Parkinson’s Second Song for Many, an atmospheric lament for recently extinct species, specially composed for this year’s Festival of Contemporary Music for All.

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CoMA Fest: Movements, Instruments, and Voices

Date: Saturday 7th March | 4.00pm
Venue: St Mary’s Church, Brighton BN2 1PR

The Riot Ensemble perform specially commissioned pieces for this year’s Festival of Contemporary Music for All and also join allcomer participants, under the genial direction of Steve Dummer, in the festival commission Three Movements by Kate Whitley and in Patrick Harrex’s Instruments and Voices.

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COMA Fest: Side by Side

Date: Saturday 3rd March | 8pm
Venue: The Chapel, University of Chichester, (PO19 6PE)

A collaborative concert where we perform alongside COMA members in Louis Andriessen’s Workers Union and Drew Baker’s Nox.  You can use this form to register with COMA, and perform alongside us!

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COMA Fest: Riot!

Date: Sunday 4th March | 4.30pm
Venue: The Chapel, University of Chichester, (PO19 6PE)

We’ll take the stage to give performances to Louis Andriessen’s Zliver and Mirela Ivičević’s Baby Magnify/Lilith’s New Toy, before we’re joined by members of COMA for a new work by Nigel Osborne.  You can use this form to register with COMA, and perform alongside us!

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Music En Segura: Education Concerts

Date: Wednesday 25th May, 10.30am and 12.00pm
Venue: Teatro de Orcera, En Segura (Spain)

As part of our residency at the Musica en Segura Festival, we perform two school’s concerts with music by Augusta Read Thomas, Jose Manuel Serrano and Jonathan Harvey alongside fragments from Manuel de Falla’s Amor Brujo with flamenco singer Rocío Bazán.

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Young Composers at Work

We’re having a great time working with five young composers (Samuel Carrington, Nikhita Nandi, Marie-Louise Ptohos, Amelia Mills and Molly Kain) from the foreSOUND school of music as they prepare their pieces for our 15th May ‘Young Composer of the Year‘ concert.

We began by introducing the students to the instruments they would be writing for (Flute, Soprano, Piano, Violin and Cello) in a day of workshops.

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The students then went away and wrote sketches, which they’ve been working on in a couple of lessons with our Artistic Director, Aaron Holloway-Nahum.

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The players themselves will chose a ‘winning’ piece that we’ll perform again in 2016, and the audience will also select a piece to hear again on the night. We can’t wait to see – and give the World premieres – of all five pieces in a couple weeks.