Festival Firsts: Kwartludium with Scanner

This December we’re welcoming festival newcomers Polish ensemble Kwartudium to Spitalfields for the first time. They’re coming together with previous associate artist, electronic musician Scanner in a unique collaboration. Discover what comes out of the creative melting pot when we bring together two radical and experimental artists for an evening of music made from visual/graphic…

Illustration: Kieran Moore

Winter Festival 2014 video trailer

Still not sure what to come to in our Winter Festival this year? Not to worry! Our Programme Director: Festivals, Kate Kelly, takes you through some of the festival’s highlights, from early music performances by The Sixteen, Iestyn Davies and The English Concert, to contemporary works from Quatuor Diotima and Scanner. There’s also an elements…

Listen: Architecture of Loss

Valgeir Sigurðsson is an Icelandic musician who has worked with the likes of Björk, Damon Albarn, Thom Yorke and Brian Eno. On Tuesday 17 June, grab your chance to see him perform as he joins City of London Sinfonia to premiere his new work No Nights Dark Enough at the Village Underground. Valgeir is known for his…

Listen: Music to drink (water) to

On Saturday 22 March it’s World Water Day, a day where we think about water means to us and work towards everyone having access to this vital resource. Putting together a playlist inspired by water, you might think we’d go straight for Handel’s classic Water Music, but that would be way to obvious for us.…

Gazelle Twin: The Entire City (review)

In the run up to our Summer Festival, we offered Twitter followers the opportunity to enter Freebie Friday competitions each week with the chance of winning a prize relating to an artist featuring in this season’s events. Paul Murphy won Gazelle Twin’s album The Entire City and has been kind enough to write a review…