Listen: A Fairy Queen in the Forest

This summer we’re bringing Musical Rumpus: A Fairy Queen in the Forest back to Spitalfields. Enter a world of fairies and fantastic animals in a magical forest, full of sounds and colours to explore. June’s a long way away though, so we’ve put together a playlist of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, performed by The Sixteen, so you can…

Listen: Global folk minimalism

Firefly Burning are bring their summery sounds to Wilton’s Music Hall in June. The 5-piece ensemble from East London combines art-folk song, minimalism and Javanese Gamelan to create intricate melodies and pulsing rhythms. Originally coming together as a free improv group, Firefly Burning moved towards collaborative writing in 2009 with their latest album Lightships being…

L&P Project Snapshot #3: Takeover (2013-4)

Takeover Festival is a project which enables primary school pupils to become amateur producers with responsibility for the programming and production of their own miniature festival. Over several weeks, the children work with our music leaders to programme events, write and perform their own songs, and market the festival to the rest of the school.…

The story of Frederick the Bold

On Monday 9 December, we’re presenting Sound Explorers at Shoreditch Church (St Leonard’s). Delivered by our music leaders Isabelle Adams (vocal leader) and Sam Glazer (cello) with Jack Ross (guitar) and Sarah Mason (percussion), the story follows Frederick the field mouse on his journey of preparation for the winter months ahead. Based on the book…

Facing The Elements

Over the past four weeks, workshop leaders Sam Glazer and John Webb have been working with children from Osmani and Kobi Nazrul Primary Schools to compose their own songs that they will perform at the Royal Academy of Music next Monday as part of our Elements project. Join us on Monday 4 February, 1.05pm at…