BECHSTEIN SESSIONS
Oct
30
5:45 PM17:45

BECHSTEIN SESSIONS

Giles Swayne, Chansons dévotes et poissonneuses, Mira Calix, DMe, Emily Hall, I am happy living simply & The end of the ending, Maurice Ravel (arr. Schofield), Le tombeau de Couperin (extracts), Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (arr. Pashley), Farewell to Stromness, Meredith Monk (arr. Denholm), Double Fiesta

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Hear Her Song
May
19
7:00 PM19:00

Hear Her Song

Carla Canales will sing my song "Nancy Noel" which I wrote with Jaqueline Suskin. 

A celebration through the creation of new songs of the choices of remarkable women, with honorees including Hillary Clinton, Chief Theresa Kachindamoto, Sister Marilyn Lacey, Michelle Obama, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and more. 

Created to celebrate stories of remarkable women leaders, the initiative brings together an extraordinary array of musical artists, offering powerful insights into women’s leadership worldwide.

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Southbank Friday Lunch: The Hermes Experiment
Apr
27
1:00 PM13:00

Southbank Friday Lunch: The Hermes Experiment

Performing my Russian songs, settings of Marina Tsvetaeva. Spend your lunchtime with award-winning ensemble The Hermes Experiment, a contemporary quartet comprising harp, clarinet, voice and double bass.The group perform everything from newly commissioned works to their own innovative arrangements and live free improvisation.

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Jodie Landau
Apr
26
7:30 PM19:30

Jodie Landau

  • University of Philosophical Research (map)
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SYMPHONY BOTH SAID AND SUNG is an evening with poet Mandy Kahn and composer Jodie Landau. Jodie will be singing three of my songs; Altar, Eternity and Mantra as part of this performance. 

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'Response: Andreas Gursky' Live Performance by Mandel (Emily Hall and Misha Law)
Apr
4
8:00 PM20:00

'Response: Andreas Gursky' Live Performance by Mandel (Emily Hall and Misha Law)

Experience the work of German photographer Andreas Gursky from a new perspective, with new music from electronic artist Scanner (Robin Rimbaud) and duo Mandel (Emily Hall & Misha Law) performed live in the newly re-opened Hayward gallery. 

Duo Mandel (Emily Hall & Misha Law) are musicians who generate and develop material together through mindful improvisation. Their latest work is inspired by the photo Nha Trang, Gursky’s image of factory workers in Vietnam constructing wicker furniture, and mirrors the image’s swirling macro and micro perspectives, pointing to a shared sense of being human.

Scanner Kamiokande (world premiere)
Mandel Nha Trang (world premiere)
London Sinfonietta
Scanner live electronics

8pm–10pm
Music from 8.30pm

Part of Hayward Gallery's Andreas Gursky Exhibition
25 January–22 April 2018

Hayward Gallery celebrates its 50th Anniversary with the first major UK retrospective of the work of acclaimed German photographer Andreas Gursky.

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'I am happy living simply' / 'The end of the ending' at NightMusic: performed by the Hermes Experiment
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

'I am happy living simply' / 'The end of the ending' at NightMusic: performed by the Hermes Experiment

The Hermes Experiment perform two Emily Hall pieces: I am happy living simply and The end of the ending.

Winners of the Tunnell Trust Awards 2016 and Park Lane Group Young Artists 2015/16, The Hermes Experiment is not your average quartet. Comprising harp, clarinet, voice and double bass, and delighting in the off-beat possibilities of this idiosyncratic combination, the ensemble regularly commissions new works, as well as creating their own innovative arrangements and venturing into live free improvisation. So far they’ve commissioned no less than 40 composers, from rising stars to elder statesmen, with recent highlights including a showcase performance at Tallinn Music Week 2017 and the ensemble’s debut at London’s Southbank Centre and Kings Place.

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'Mantra' at Nelson St. Good On Paper Party performed by Stroud Fringe Choir
Jan
6
to Jan 7

'Mantra' at Nelson St. Good On Paper Party performed by Stroud Fringe Choir

A choir with a band philosophy put together by award winning composer Emily Hall. All the music is created by members of the choir - which currently features 18 members including the likes of Emily Barker, Blythe Pepino, Stephano Marlot, Misha Law and Melanie Golding - who all come from Stroud's rich musical community. (8-8:30PM)

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Daylight Music at Union Chapel 'I am happy living simply' and 'The end of the ending' performed by Hermes Experiment
Nov
18
12:00 PM12:00

Daylight Music at Union Chapel 'I am happy living simply' and 'The end of the ending' performed by Hermes Experiment

Pay-What-You-Can on the door (suggested ticket price £5)

All ages welcome

All of the money from your ticket goes to the running costs of the event and expenses of bringing these bands, from all over the country, to the venue. We couldn’t run these events without your generosity – it makes the whole thing possible, so thank you!

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Stroud Fringe Choir (debut performance) at Stroud Fringe Festival
Aug
27
5:00 PM17:00

Stroud Fringe Choir (debut performance) at Stroud Fringe Festival

A debut performance from The Stroud Fringe Choir - a collective put together for this year's Stroud Fringe Festival by award winning composer Emily Hall, and featuring Emily Barker, Blythe Pepino, Melanie Golding, and Stephane Marlot. A choir with a band philosophy, all the music is created by members of the choir who come from Stroud's rich musical community, which also includes Amy Fleming, Grace Rahman, Belinda Magee, Ann-Margreth Bohl, Suki Hutchinson, Anne Garcin, Misha Law, David Sheppard, Joe Peddar, Jonathan Golding, Seb Bacon, Peter Inglesby, and Paul McLaughlin.

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Itch Witch at New Music Biennial, Southbank Centre London
Jul
8
1:00 PM13:00

Itch Witch at New Music Biennial, Southbank Centre London

  • Southbank Centre, Blue Room, Level 1, (map)
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PRS Foundation’s New Music Biennial is an exciting and free new music festival which forms part of Hull 2017 UK City of Culture, presenting 20 pieces of new music across two festival weekends in Hull (30th June – 2nd July 2017) and at London’s Southbank Centre (7th – 9th July 2017). The New Music Biennial will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3. 

The Itch Witch has been selected by Mahogany Opera Group to be performed as part of this showcase. Written by composer Emily Hall and author Toby Litt, Itch Witch forms part of the nationwide project Snappy Operas – 10 mini operas from British artists created with and performed by children.

The piece uses chants, melodies and language from the playground, along with instrumental accompaniment made from everyday school equipment such as recorder drones, chalk and skipping ropes.

The commissions will be performed at Hull UK City of Culture (1st July 2017) and London Southbank Centre (8th July 2017). The selected works will be recorded and broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

BOOK FREE TICKETS for 1pm or 3pm, 8th July, Southbank Centre.

PRS Foundation’s New Music Biennial is generously supported by Hull UK City of Culture, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Arts Council England, BBC Radio 3, Southbank Centre, Arts Council of Wales, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Cockayne, The John S Cohen Foundation, the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, The Finzi Trust, RVW Trust, The Bliss Trust and NMC Recordings. 

www.newmusicbiennial.co.uk

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'Itch Witch' at New Music Biennial 2017, Hull City Hall
Jul
1
3:15 PM15:15

'Itch Witch' at New Music Biennial 2017, Hull City Hall

PRS Foundation’s New Music Biennial is an exciting and free new music festival which forms part of Hull 2017 UK City of Culture, presenting 20 pieces of new music across two festival weekends in Hull (30th June – 2nd July 2017) and at London’s Southbank Centre (7th – 9th July 2017). The New Music Biennial will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

As part of the Hull City of Culture 2017 programme, PRS for Music Foundation's New Music Biennial will showcase new commissions and recent pieces by the likes of Errollyn Wallen, Gavin Bryars, Tom Jenkinson (Squarepusher), Jocelyn Pook, Laurence Crane and Mica Levi. As part of this, Mahogany Opera Group has commissioned Emily Hall and author Toby Litt, to write a new mini-opera created with - and performed by - children: 'The Itch Witch'. 

TICKETS SOLD OUT

The Itch Witch will also be performed at the New Music Biennial showcase at the Southbank Centre, London 8th July 2017. 

PRS Foundation’s New Music Biennial is generously supported by Hull UK City of Culture, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Arts Council England, BBC Radio 3, Southbank Centre, Arts Council of Wales, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Cockayne, The John S Cohen Foundation, the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, The Finzi Trust, RVW Trust, The Bliss Trust and NMC Recordings.

www.newmusicbiennial.co.uk

 

 

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See-Through Squares
May
14
10:00 AM10:00

See-Through Squares

  • Stroud Valleys Art Space 4 John Street, Stroud UK (map)
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A collaboration between composer Emily Hall, sound designer David Sheppard and visual artist Ann-Margreth Bohl (SVA), "See-through squares", commissioned last year by the London Sinfonietta will be performed live at the SVA. Together they created an interactive electronic instrument, inspired by the wind chime, which is both sonic and visual.
More info www.annmargrethbohl.com/see-through-squares-london-sinfonietta-2016/

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Extracts from Rest at Decontamination, RNCM
May
8
8:00 PM20:00

Extracts from Rest at Decontamination, RNCM

Emily Hall Extracts from Rest
Peter Ablinger Instrumente und Rauschen (various)

For the latest event in RNCM's Decontamination contemporary music series, they will re-locate all of the action to our theatre stage – so the audience will actually join the musicians on stage to create a unique, immersive artistic experience. To begin this hour-long event, three female RNCM singers will perform extracts from Emily Hall’s Rest(a secular requiem originally performed by folk trio Lady Maisery.) Then it’s time for some of Peter Ablinger’s work, when we explore pieces for instruments and noise. Decontamination #10 will be creatively lit and capacity will be limited due to the set up on stage.

Tickets not on sale.

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The Itch Witch, Snappy Opera, The Drill House, Great Yarmouth
Mar
30
2:00 PM14:00

The Itch Witch, Snappy Opera, The Drill House, Great Yarmouth

The Itch Witch will tour to The Drill House in Great Yarmouth, where it will be performed at 2pm. 

FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON

Snappy Operas is a new nationwide project by Mahogany Opera Group to create new short operas with young people aged 7-11 that’s heading to Great Yarmouth this March.

This term young people from across Norfolk are working with professional musicians to bring to life five new ten-minute long operas: learning words and music, creating props and costumes. Discover what they’ve made in an energetic evening of music and theatre, when the children will perform Snappy Operas for the first time.

The operas have been written by some of the UK’s most exciting composers and writers, including Errollyn Wallen, Emily Hall, Toby Litt and Ian McMillan, working together with groups of young people in Cornwall, Cumbria, Norfolk, North Tyneside and Suffolk. They are a collection of lively stories set to a variety of musical styles with elements of jazz, folk and classical.

Inspired by the Brothers Grimm, real life experiences and ideas from the children themselves, the performance will feature colourful characters including unicorns, dodos, sheep, hens and even headlice!

Come and see what these local young opera-makers have been up to. 

Featuring young people from:

Edward Worlledge Community Primary School
Freethorpe Community Primary School
Great Yarmouth Primary Academy
Rudham CE Primary School
Shelton with Hardwick Community School

Snappy Operas is a Mahogany Opera Group production in partnership with Norfolk Music Service, generously supported by Michael Tippett Musical Foundation and PRS for Music Foundation (Talent Development Partnership) and the Norfolk Music Hub.

Find out more about Snappy Operas at mahoganyoperagroup.co.uk

 

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The Itch Witch, Snappy Opera, Whitehaven Civic Hall, Cumbria
Mar
24
4:00 PM16:00

The Itch Witch, Snappy Opera, Whitehaven Civic Hall, Cumbria

Early this year, Mahogany Opera Group launched Snappy Operas, a large-scale, nationwide project to create new opera with and for young people. 

Snappy Operas is a collection of ten, ten-minute long, operas being developed by ten composer/writer creative teams working closely with groups of young people across ten areas of the UK. Find out more via this video here

Emily Hall's Snappy Opera, The Itch Witch, is created with Toby Litt and will be performed by different school groups as it tours in the spring. 

There will be two performances at Whitehaven Civic Hall at 4pm with schools and later at 6pm.

BUY TICKETS for 4pm or 6pm

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