Open Call 18/19 Applications now open!

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Open Call is an initiative to support music creators in laboratory-style commissions; offering opportunities to challenge compositional practice, explore working in new ways and provoke dialogue between composers, ideas and audiences. In 2018 /2019, Spitalfields Music is working with Rich Mix to support three artists to execute their project idea, working … Continue reading “Open Call 18/19 Applications now open!”

In Conversation with Nicole Lizée

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Called a “brilliant musical scientist” and lauded for “creating a stir with listeners for her breathless imagination”, award-winning composer and video artist Nicole Lizée joins Spitalfields Music on Wednesday 5 December at Trinity Buoy Wharf. The Riot Ensemble perform the UK premiere of her Black Midi for chamber ensemble in … Continue reading “In Conversation with Nicole Lizée”

“Byrd is a combination of head and heart…”

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The Tower of London is one of England’s most striking landmarks, with its impressive and foreboding structure symbolising everything that Medieval England stood for: power, grandeur and strength. Originally the home of royalty and most famously a prison until 1952 (holding captive such historical figures as Anne Boleyn, Lady Jane … Continue reading ““Byrd is a combination of head and heart…””

Richard Reed Parry releases new album Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1

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Best known as a founding member of Arcade Fire, musician Richard Reed Parry is one of Spitalfields Music Festival’s featured composers. His latest release, the album Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1, sees him depart from the sounds of Arcade Fire into some eclectic, delicate and beautiful songwriting. He draws … Continue reading “Richard Reed Parry releases new album Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1”

Soundbox is recruiting – sign up!

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Are you a young person aged 11+? Do you enjoy making music and meeting new people? Soundbox is an all-ability inclusive music collective that brings together disabled and non-disabled musicians aged 11+ from East London and beyond to make and create music using a mixture of traditional instruments, music technology … Continue reading “Soundbox is recruiting – sign up!”

Spitalfields Music Team Update

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Eleanor Gussman, Chief Executive, will not be returning to Spitalfields Music this Autumn. Following the birth of her daughter she has decided to pursue a freelance career. The Spitalfields Music Board has expressed their appreciation for her very significant contribution to the company. The Board is delighted that Stephen Newbould, … Continue reading “Spitalfields Music Team Update”

Learning and Participation Internship

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Opportunities: Learning and Participation Internship Spitalfields Music is a creative charity based in East London. We bring artists, audiences and communities together to find, explore and share extraordinary music experiences in one of the most vibrant areas of London. Our work provides high quality, relevant and inclusive opportunities for people … Continue reading “Learning and Participation Internship”

Applications now open for Skills Lab

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Skills Lab: Practical training to develop skills and confidence in Creative Music Leading Thanks to the generous support from Help Musicians UK’s National Grants Programme and Thistle Trust, Spitalfields Music is offering 3 days of training for around 25 emerging music leaders and musicians looking to develop facilitation skills in … Continue reading “Applications now open for Skills Lab”