Interview: James Weeks

This summer contemporary vocal ensemble EXAUDI present James Weeks’s Mala punica alongside the world premiere of Walled Garden for instrumental sextet. Ahead of the performance we asked James about EXAUDI, their work and his music. For people who are new to you and EXAUDI, could you introduce us to your work? I’m a composer living in Gateshead, and…

Interview: EXAUDI’s James Weeks

  On Sunday 8 June, you’ll be directing a performance by contemporary vocal ensemble EXAUDI in MURAL at LimeWharf – what should we expect to see and hear? It’s an installation with music and film, and on that Sunday there are two live performances of the music element by eight singers from EXAUDI. The music…

Spotlight on LimeWharf

In June, we’re presenting live performances within immersive installation MURAL at LimeWharf, an exciting new venue at our Summer Festival! LimeWharf is a hub of creative activity which backs onto Regent’s Canal. They programme innovative and experimental exhibitions and performances, and have an enthusiasm for work which takes technology to its limits. You can check out…

Five reasons to get excited about contemporary music this summer

Our Summer Festival is jam-packed with new music, from Arun Ghosh‘s newly commissioned Spitalfields Suite to electronic musician Valgeir Sigurðsson‘s collaboration with City of London Sinfonia. Here are our top five reasons to get excited about contemporary music with us this summer: 1. Associate Artist: Arun Ghosh Clarinettist Arun Ghosh is another of our Associate Artists…

In Pictures: Winter Festival 2012

It’s a new year with lots of new performances to come, but before we leave our end-of-2012 indulgences behind, we wanted to share some of our favourite moments the Winter Festival with you, courtesy of our Festival photographer, James Berry. If you came along to any of our events, then why not share your experiences…

On the fourth day of the Winter Festival…

Spitalfields Music sent to me… behind the scenes footage from the rehearsals for Toujours et Près de Moi: A Holographic Operaat Hoxton Hall. A haunting, beautiful hour of love, loss and longing with live and holographic characters set to music from the fantastic EXAUDI. Click play below to see more…

Pepper’s Ghost: The story behind a holographic opera

The Victorians loved ghosts. Their grandparents had relished the terror of 1790s ‘gothic entertainments’ where, by means of magic lanterns, images of ghosts and skeletons had flitted above them and left the more delicate ladies fainting. Then came writers like Charles Dickens and Edward Bulwer Lytton, who, with their various haunted tales, further stoked the…