Tag Archive: Sounds New

Aug 25

New What’s On brochure now out!

Our Autumn What’s On is now out, and is bursting with events throughout October to December here in Colyer-Fergusson. Our termly Lunchtime Concert series launches with percussion ensemble Kopanya in October; the acclaimed musicians of the Kentish Piano Trio bring Beethoven’s ‘Ghost’ Trio in November; and eminent sitar-player Ustad Dharambir Singh is joined by Pt Sanju …

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Apr 22

Sounds New coming to the Colyer-Fergusson Building

The annual Sounds New Festival of Contemporary Music will blossom around Canterbury towards the end of next week, and we’re very excited to be a partner in this year’s festival as it brings two vibrant headline concerts to the Colyer-Fergusson Building. The boundary-trashing Icebreaker Ensemble will be here on Saturday 3 May in a performance of Brian …

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Jan 28

The Arts: rejuvenating the county

I’m reminded anew of this article in the Guardian some months ago about the impact culture and the arts are having in East Kent. Writing last year, the Director of the Turner Contemporary Gallery, Victoria Pomeroy, states that the arts are leading the way in raising the profile of the area as a desirable destination. From …

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Oct 08

Canterbury Festival starts this Saturday

The wonderfully eclectic mix of music, drama, dance, art, comedy, lectures and more that is the Canterbury Festival swings into acton this Saturday, offering two weeks of artistic celebration at the heart of the city and beyond. Highlights of this year’s festival include: Local star of the international piano world, Freddy Kempf, will be performing …

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May 14

In review: Julian Joseph Trio at the Gulbenkian Theatre

My review of last night’s barn-storming gig by the Julian Joseph Trio (and surprise guest) has gone onto the Sounds New Festival’s blog this morning: you can read it here. A fiery, inventive and terrific gig; and who was the special guest ? Well, you’ll just have to read it to find out… Photo credit: …

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May 11

Julian Joseph Trio at the Gulbenkian this Sunday

Colossus of the British jazz world, fearlessly inventive pianist, presenter on Radio 3, and stalwart of the British jazz scene, Julian Joseph brings his trio to the Gulbenkian Theatre this Sunday. I’ve written more on Julian Joseph here, where he answers ‘Three Questions’ about coming to the Gulbenkian as part of the Sounds New Festival …

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May 11

Music, mayhem and more: International Mothers’ Day at the Gulbenkian this Sunday

The Gulbenkian Theatre will be bursting with music, art, face-painting and more on Sunday to celebrate Worldwide Mothers’ Day as part of Sounds New Festival this year. From 11am to 3.30pm, Musical Mother’s Day will include performances on the hour, every hour, including art and drama workshops, song, dance, instrumental music, flowery fun, food and …

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May 08

Sax appeal: Music Scholar Tim Pickering takes part in the Sounds New Festival

A University Music Scholar and saxophonist with the Concert and Big Bands, first-year Tim Pickering was invited to play in Canterbury’s Sounds New Festival of Contemporary Music on Saturday, as part of the ‘Big Brand New’ band. Here’s his story… —- Saturday 5th May… What an exciting day! In the morning, I was invited to …

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Apr 16

Sounds New sees Canterbury celebrating Theme GB next month

Canterbury’s annual feast of contemporary music, Sounds New, kicks off on Friday 4 May. ’Theme GB’ is ‘a celebration of everything British in music,’ and includes a profusion of events, ranging from cutting-edge commissions to poetry workshops (the latter including members of the University of Kent’s Creative Writing Department), all unfolding across the festival which …

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May 04

A feast of contemporary music: Sounds New festival starts soon!

With just over two weeks until Canterbury is bursting with contemporary music, cast your eye over the events listings for this year if you haven’t already done so. The festival celebrates the music of the Baltic, with compositions and performers from countries including Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania alongside a veritable banquet of contemporary works by …

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