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Intern Diaries: The fine line between music and noise…

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If you raised an eyebrow, thinking that you were about to be given a music theory lesson, then relax, because you’re just invited to enjoy another short ride through my musical experience. After almost two months  of interning at Spitalfields Music, I feel like I’ve finally discovered the chords of … Continue reading “Intern Diaries: The fine line between music and noise…”

Intern Diaries: What’s in an intern’s handbag?

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It’s been more than 2 weeks since I joined the lovely Spitalfields Music team, so it was about time to invite you get a glimpse of Spitalfields Music through my looking-glass. Ready? As I don’t like silent blog posting, this time the soundtrack playing in my mind is a French … Continue reading “Intern Diaries: What’s in an intern’s handbag?”

A Volunteer’s View

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As a newcomer to Spitalfields Music, I was a little nervous but all of the staff and volunteers were very welcoming. Being a festival steward involved a variety of tasks each night. I welcomed people outside the church, sold programmes and showed people to their seats. There were some pretty … Continue reading “A Volunteer’s View”

60 seconds with…Orlando Gough

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The next installment of 60 seconds with… is here and today we have one of tonights Songs in the wires composers. Orlando Gough tells us about the first album he bought, the difficulties of choosing his favourite composer and what inspires him. Composing or performing? Composing – I’m not a … Continue reading “60 seconds with…Orlando Gough”

60 Seconds With…Matt Peacock

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Today we have the next installation of our feature ’60 Seconds with…’! Over  the coming weeks we will be posting quick and quirky interviews with the people behind the music at the Winter Festival. There’s no hard and fast rule with what we ask – most questions come from members … Continue reading “60 Seconds With…Matt Peacock”

Artist Focus: EXAUDI

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Former Associate Artist James Weeks returns to Spitalfields this winter, this time with his extraordinary ensemble, EXAUDI. Co-founded with the fantastic soprano Juliet Fraser, this group are whipping up a storm in Britain’s contemporary music scene, showcasing exciting talent in both upcoming performers and composers. EXAUDI draws inspiration for its … Continue reading “Artist Focus: EXAUDI”

Lullaby Diaries (Final Part)

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In February 2010 Vital Arts and Spitalfields Music worked together to bring live music to families and new born babies on the maternity ward at the Royal London Hospital.  The musicians performed and taught a selection of lullabies from around the world. With the help of willing families they also wrote simple songs in Arabic, Bengali, Somali … Continue reading “Lullaby Diaries (Final Part)”

Opera in Pieces

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Spitalfields Music is very proud to be working with two extraordinary artists, John Barber and Hazel Gould, who have been commissioned to develop a brand new community opera that will premiere in our Summer Festival in 2011. Currently a work in progress the opera will involve singers from our Neighbourhood … Continue reading “Opera in Pieces”

It’s time to throw out the guide-book and open your ears….

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The Summer Festival may be over but there is still plenty of exploring to be done through Spitalfields Speaks, our free, downloadable sonic guides. Working with artists Marcia Farquhar and Duncan Chapman, five local residents have created their own individual sound pieces that provide unique perspectives into the area, revealing … Continue reading “It’s time to throw out the guide-book and open your ears….”