NMB is pleased to announce our concert with Ensemble Bash percussionist Chris Brannick and versatile soprano Sara Stowe performing a lively and entertaining programme of music for soprano and percussion. See the Events page for more details.
Saturday 14 November at 3pm – Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton.
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Date: Saturday 31st October; 5.00pm
Venue: St. Nicholas Church, Brighton
Jonathan Harvey’s “Death of Light, Light of Death” was inspired by Grünewald’s ‘Crucifixion’ in the Issenheim Altarpiece. Harvey wrote that the “unflinching sense of catastrophe that hangs over this picture has given it a special appeal to the sensibilities of our own time.” The Riot Ensemble returns to Brighton for the third consecutive year, to perform a concert centred around this beautiful and haunting music. Other music will include composers from the New Music Brighton composers collective, Helen Grime’s Oboe Quartet, and NMB Composers Patrick Harrex, J.C. Clark, Peter Copley & Phil Baker.
Peter Copley In memoriam
Phil Baker Sequentia III
Patrick Harrex … dreams, shadows, and smoke
Jonathan Clark Fragment for a Violin Concerto
Tickets will be £10 on the door.
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Friday 25 September at 7.30pm – St Luke’s Church. Queens Park Road, Brighton – the Ireland Trio (Ellie Blackshaw, violin, Peter Copley, cello, Adam Swayne, piano) – in collaboration with Music & Wine at St Luke’s
Jonathan Clark Four Short Pieces for Piano Trio
Barry Mills Piano Trio
Georgina Bowden Forces Beyond Our Control
John Ireland Phantasie in A minor
Terence Allbright Piano Trio No.2
Phil Baker Study in Stripes With Boogie
Clive Whitburn ‘Elegy’ from Piano Trio
Peter Copley Piano Trio No.1
Ric Graebner Keep Clear
There will be a short pre-concert discussion at 7pm
£7 £5 £3
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.