"Yesterday I listened... today I loved!"
Posted on: 18th Apr 2012
This year, the education arm of Sounds New presents ‘All for One,’ a series of three concerts at St Peter’s Methodist Church, Canterbury, which brings new music to children and families, along with fun and a few surprises!
The series kicks off on May 4 with Merlin’s Tale, a brand new work for seated audience by composer John Perfect. Groups will prepare short passages of music to be performed on the day together with the composer and Peter Cook, Sounds New’s education project leader. Both performers and audience take part, acting as music-makers and listeners all together, in what promises to be an interesting occasion!
The second concert on May 8 is a load of junk – literally! – as it involves instruments made from junk and ‘idiophones,’ instruments which vibrate. Performers involved in this event will also receive free tickets to the Joby Burgess concert with Powerplant, an exciting event in which master-percussionist Joby will be performing on similar instruments himself.
The third and final concert, part of the Sounds New Roadshow on Thursday 10 May, features Christchurch University students performing pieces with extended techniques by contemporary composers. This will be an entertaining look at how instruments are ingeniously used by composers and performers with new tricks to fantastic effect: prepare to be amazed!
Later there's a day of creative mayhem on Sunday 13 May, as Sounds New celebrates worldwide Mother's Day at the Gulbenkian Theatre with music, drama, art and more: details about that event to follow.
Sounds New offers opportunities for people of any age, background or ability to explore music through performance, listening and composition, and this is your opportunity to take part! These three concerts are aimed at younger people but we also encourage friends, family and the general public to come too and enjoy new music. And costing only £1 per person, this is a terrific opportunity to find out how new music can be exciting, fun, and a wonderful chance to participate.
See all the educational and outreach events at Sounds New online here.
For more details, or to take part, contact Peter Cook at email@example.com and see how children and families can be excited by new music too...