Meet Our Associate Artists: Shabaka Hutchings

We’re really excited to be able to introduce you to Associate Artist, saxophonist and composer Shabaka Hutchings. He’s a former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist and known for his imaginative ways of blending music from across the globe into a unique sound. In his Associate Artist series he’s looking at how we listen to…

What Next? #5: Maggie Faultless

In today’s What Next? podcast, violinist and co-leader at the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Maggie Faultless asks ‘What next for the audience?’ Click play below to listen to Maggie’s thoughts (or if you’re viewing this on email, head over to the blog to hear the podcast): We’ll be releasing podcasts each day throughout the Summer Festival available here, our website and…

Associate Artists: Arun Ghosh and the OAE

This summer, we’ve got two amazing (yet very different) Associate Artists working with us in Spitalfields. Our Chief Executive Abigail Pogson talks about why we invited the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Arun Ghosh to come and play in East London and what they have to offer at our Summer Festival 2014. We’ve…

In video: Summer Festival 2012 Highlights

So unfortunately Summer seems to be fast-fading… Three-and-a-half days left of the Paralympics, children back to school soon, and it seems to be dark by 9.00pm. However, we’ve just put the finishing touches on a 2 minute round-up of this year’s Summer Festival, giving you a flavour of what we got up to during 16…

An interview with Talvin Singh

Talvin Singh is a tabla player, electronic musician, music theorist, record producer and DJ and is widely considered the father of modern Asian electronic music, known for creating an innovative fusion of classical Indian music and electronica. Here we share our recent conversation with Talvin about his Associate Artist performances at the Summer Festival 2012.…