Over the next few weeks this website is going to be upgraded and re-designed. The internet moves rapidly and we are endeavouring to improve how this website works with mobiles, tablets and other devices. If the site looks a little odd on occasion it’s because some upgrading is going on behind the scenes and a further announcement will be made when it’s complete.
Having interviewed several composers and musicians associated with New Music Brighton for Radio Free Brighton a few years ago, I thought it would be of general interest to post the interviews on the NMB’s own website. Some of the original recordings from the radio programme (called MusTalk, incidentally) are included, but others are more recent, including interviews with Ken Jones, Barry Mills, Ric Graebner and Clive Whitburn. The interviews incorporate much of the music which is discussed so that anyone can listen and also hear the composers talk about it.
Composers and performers represented, or who will be represented are: Ken Jones, Ric Graebner, Barry Mills, Clive Whitburn, Peter Owen, Debbie Bridge, Helen Glavin, Roger Harmar. Several more are planned.
At 7.30pm on 14th October, The Riot Ensemble returns to The Friend’s Meetinghouse in Brighton to present an exciting array of contemporary music for various combinations of flute, clarinet and string quartet.
With musicians Timothy Orpen, Riot’s Kate Walter and the Gildas String Quartet.
Other music includes the UK premiere of Augusta Read Thomas‘ Mansueto Tribute, ‘double helix’, Helen Grime’s To See the Summer Sky, the second movement of Luke Style’s Clarinet Quintet and an array of pieces from composers in the New Music Brighton Collective.
Jonathan Clark – 1st movement from Three Short Movements for Clarinet Quintet
Ric Graebner – Clarinet Quartet, 2nd movement
Patrick Harrex – A Klee Diptych, for clarinet and string quartet
Lee Westwood – selection of movements from Vignettes
Our next concert is this Saturday at the Church of Annunciation, 89 Washington Street Hanover, Brighton BN2 9SR 7:30pm, in collaboration with them for their 150 anniversary festival.
Theatrical pieces, guided improvisations a bit of live looping, and an interesting line up of musicians, Roger Harmar fretless bass | Jevon Antoni-Jay voice | Clive Whitburn oboe + FX pedals | James Shenton violin | Phil Baker piano | Ric Graebner conductor
Tickets: £10 | £8 (concessions) | children free.
Tickets at the door
With great regret we’ve had to cancel our concert on Wednesday 3rd September due to circumstances beyond our control. We apologise for the short notice but we hope to reschedule the performance at the Friends Meeting House at some future date and time but please tell anyone you know who was going to come, that the performance won’t take place on Wednesday.
We’re pleased to announce our next concert on the 3rd September at the Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton at 8.00pm with Helen Burford on piano.
Update: Please note new start time of 8pm
The full programme is below:
Georgina Bowden | Hymn for Piano
Jonathan Clark | Piano Sonata No 2 – The Medieval
Ric Graebner | 2 Impromptus
Ho Wan Jeremy Leung | Animal Suite
Barry Mills | 3 pieces for piano
Guy Richardson | Transforming
Lee Westwood | A LINE DRAWN IN WATER
We hope to see you there.
Click below to download the poster – a black and white poster is also included in the pdf file (2.2mb)
NMB is pleased to announce the re-release of Music from a Sussex shore as a digital album – an album of piano works played by Stephanie Cant. It’s now available for download at our bandcamp site.
You can download in the format of your choice mp3, wav, aif, and flac and a redesigned set of liner notes in pdf format is included with the digital album. Please feel free to embed the album on your website or facebook page, Bandcamp has a share/embed button to help with this. Click on the cover above to hear the album.
We are very pleased to post some of the pieces that were recorded at our concert in June of last year with The Ireland Trio. Pieces by Terence Allbright, Georgina Bowden, Phil Baker, Ric Graebner and Mike Stephenson. Many thanks to the musicians and composers who made the evening a success.
Our member, Lee Westwood has been commissioned through the ‘Portfolio’ scheme to write a new work for London-based choir MusArc, to be premiered this Summer at The Biscuit Factory, Bermondsey. In conjunction with this, Sound and Music have also made him one of their ‘New Voices’ featured composers for the period 2014-2015, and a selection of his works will be published by Composer’s Edition.
Congratulations to Lee
Also in March
‘A Hidden Order’ Exhibition, Prince’s School Of Traditional Arts, Shoreditch, March 19th – 27th.
A collaboration between composer Lee Westwood & geometer Sama Mara, exploring the relationship between music and geometry, resulting in a multimedia performance of a new suite for mixed ensemble where sounds are converted into realtime live graphics. Ensemble includes Philippe Barnes (flute), Suzie Shrubb (cor anglais), Adam Bushell (marimba/percussion) and Susie Winkworth (cello). Supported by the Arts Council and the Prince’s School Of Traditional Arts.