In Pictures: Summer Festival 2014

Our Summer Festival 2014 ended just over a month ago, so we look back at some of our favourite moments from this years events. Enjoy! If you came to our Summer Festival, let us know what you thought – comment below or email us on talk@spitalfieldmusic.org.uk Advertisements

What Next? #20: David Lang

In today’s What Next? podcast, Crowd Out composer David Lang asks ‘What next for music?’ Click play below to listen to David’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 on iTunes from 8.30am. The next and final podcast is released…

What Next? #19: Osmani Primary School debating team

In today’s What Next? podcast, the Osmani Primary School debating team asks ‘What next for getting young people involved in community making to create a socially active society?’ Click play below to listen to their 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…

In video: Summer Festival 2014 preview

With our Summer Festival a mere 5 weeks away, our Programme Director: Festivals Kate Wyatt talks us through the most exciting events happening in June. Alongside hear Associate Artist Arun Ghosh introduce his programme including Spitalfields Suite and Tales of Tradition and Trade, and Cherry Forbes, Education Director from Associate Artists the Orchestra of the Age…

Crowd Out FAQs (part 2)

It’s time for a second instalment of our Crowd Out FAQ videos. Find out from David Lang himself where the words came from and how he has approached writing an 1000-voice work. You may find some surprises…! We’re looking for even more people to take part in Crowd Out – you don’t need any previous musical experience, just…

David Lang – the composer of Crowd Out

Meet David Lang, the composer behind Crowd Out. Lang has tackled the admirable challenge of writing music for 1000 untrained voices to be performed in our Summer Festival this year! Commissioned by us in partnership with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and the Berliner Philharmoniker, you can be a part of Crowd Out this summer and add…

Crowd Out FAQs (Part 1)

Crowd Out is Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang’s extraordinary new piece for 1000 people coming to East London this summer. We’re continuing our search for 1000 voices who want to shout, sing, whisper and chant, taking their place in the crowd as part of the piece. To give you an idea of what’s involved and…